LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (9 MAR 2021)

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 1 522 697. 

Province Total cases for 09 March 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 194 147 12,8
Free State 80 787 5,3
Gauteng 407 289 26,7
KwaZulu-Natal 330 863 21,7
Limpopo 62 375 4,1
Mpumalanga 72 126 4,7
North West 61 645 4,0
Northern Cape 34 407 2,3
Western Cape 279 058 18,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 522 697 100,0

 The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 9 299 884 with 30 762 new tests recorded since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 5 235 046 56% 21 874 71%
PUBLIC 4 064 838 44% 8 888 29%
Total 9 299 884   30 762  

Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, a further 103 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 2, Free State 28, Gauteng 28, Kwa-Zulu Natal 24, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 6, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 15, which brings the total to 50 906 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 1 444 282, representing a recovery rate of 94,8%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 316 182 570 261
Free State 3 421 72 861 4 505
Gauteng 9 890 394 514 2 885
KwaZulu-Natal 9 772 312 761 8 330
Limpopo 1 917 59 765 693
Mpumalanga 1 289 69 884 953
North West 1 249 57 887 2 509
Northern Cape 744 31 631 2 032
Western Cape 11 308 262 409 5 341
Total 50 906 1 444 282 27 509

Vaccination Rollout

The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 118 247 as of 6.30 pm 9 March 2021.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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