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LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (5 MAR 2021)

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Media Statement

5 March 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 1 518 979.

 

Province Total cases for 05 March 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 194053 12,8
Free State 80495 5,3
Gauteng 406198 26,7
KwaZulu-Natal 330226 21,7
Limpopo 62257 4,1
Mpumalanga 71641 4,7
North West 61340 4,0
Northern Cape 34260 2,3
Western Cape 278509 18,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1518979 100,0

 

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 9 207 347 with 29 024 new tests recorded since the last report.

Sector Total tested New tested
PRIVATE 5 185 083 56% 14 942 51%
PUBLIC 4 022 264 44% 14 082 49%
Total 9 207 347 29 024

 

Regrettably, 104 more COVID-19 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 4, Free State 29, Gauteng 16, Kwa-Zulu Natal 8, Limpopo 12, Mpumalanga 3, North West 0, Northern Cape 15 and West- ern Cape 17. This brings the total to 50 566 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 1 437 050, representing a recovery rate of 94,6%

 

 

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11314 182 480 259
Free State 3352 71 022 6 121
Gauteng 9813 393 159 3 226
KwaZulu-Natal 9723 310 863 9 640
Limpopo 1917 59 490 850
Mpumalanga 1274 69 296 1 071
North West 1203 57 664 2 473
Northern Cape 710 31 489 2 061
Western Cape 11260 261 587 5 662
Total 50 566 1 437 050 31 363

 

 

 

 

We are very encouraged to have reached a milestone of over 100 000 health care workers vaccinat- ed. The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 100 180 as of 6.30 pm 5 March 2021.

 

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize Minister of Health

 

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