LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (8 MAR 2021)

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 1 521 706. 

Province Total cases for 08 March 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 194 129 12,8
Free State 80 680 5,3
Gauteng 406 950 26,7
KwaZulu-Natal 330 678 21,7
Limpopo 62 342 4,1
Mpumalanga 72 021 4,7
North West 61 556 4,0
Northern Cape 34 379 2,3
Western Cape 278 971 18,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 521 706 100,0

 The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 9 269 122 with 13 630 new tests recorded since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 5 213 172 56% 5 834 43%
PUBLIC 4 055 950 44% 7 796 57%
Total 9 269 122   13 630  

Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, 125 more COVID-19 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 31, Gauteng 8, Kwa-Zulu Natal 7, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 5, North West 46, Northern Cape 18 and Western Cape 10 which brings the total to 50 803 deaths.

We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased patients. Our recoveries now stand at 1 442 045, representing a recovery rate of 94,7%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 314 182 562 253
Free State 3 393 72 496 4 791
Gauteng 9 862 394 172 2 916
KwaZulu-Natal 9 748 311 749 9 181
Limpopo 1 917 59 747 678
Mpumalanga 1 283 69 760 978
North West 1 249 57 887 2 420
Northern Cape 744 31 605 2 030
Western Cape 11 293 262 067 5 611
Total 50 803 1 442 045 28 858

Vaccination Rollout

The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 107 054 as of 6.30 pm 8 March 2021.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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