LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (23 MAR 2021)

Media Statement

23 March 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is 1 538 961.

  

Province Total cases for 23 March 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 194903 12,7
Free State 82308 5,3
Gauteng 411777 26,8
KwaZulu-Natal 333122 21,6
Limpopo 62921 4,1
Mpumalanga 73929 4,8
North West 62970 4,1
Northern Cape 35670 2,3
Western Cape 281361 18,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1538961 100,0

  

Testing Data:

 

The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 665 664 with 16 445 tests completed since the last report.

 

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 5 426 423 56% 8 985 55%
PUBLIC 4 239 241 44% 7 460 45%
Total 9 665 664   16 445  

 

Deaths and Recoveries

 

Today, 55 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 6, Free State 11, Gauteng 4, Kwa-Zulu Natal 5, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 25, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 4 which brings the total to 52 251 deaths

 We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.

Our cumulative recoveries today stand at 1 465 204, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

 

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11347 183 374 182
Free State 3575 76 941 1 792
Gauteng 10142 399 289 2 346
KwaZulu-Natal 10133 317 204 5 785
Limpopo 2083 60 102 736
Mpumalanga 1334 71 709 886
North West 1413 59 245 2 312
Northern Cape 794 32 259 2 617
Western Cape 11430 265 081 4 850
Total 52 251 1 465 204 21 506

Vaccination Rollout

 

The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol as at 18.30 today is

194 257.

 Dr Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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