Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Pretoria: As of Wednesday; 17 March 2021, South Africa has recorded 1 531 new COVID-19 positive cases. This brings the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is 1 532 497.

Provincial cases data: 


Testing Data:


The cumulative total of tests conducted is
9 524 854 with 34 419 tests completed since the last report.

Deaths reported:

Regrettably, a further
74 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 1, Free State 15, Gauteng 38, Kwa-Zulu Natal 4, Limpopo 1, Mpumalanga 7, North West 0, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 6, which brings the total to 51 634 deaths.

Recoveries and active cases: 

The cumulative recoveries today stand at 1 459 056 representing a recovery rate of 95%. Active cases stand at 21 807.

Vaccination Rollout

The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol stands at 168 413 as at 18.30, 17 March 2021.