Tuesday, 05 January 2021

Pretoria: As of Tuesday, 05 January 2021, South Africa reported a cumulative total of 1 127 759 COVID-19 cases identified, with 14 410 new cases since the last report, representing a 30% positivity rate.

Provincial cases data: 

Province Total cases for 05 January 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 174853 15,5
Free State 63981 5,7
Gauteng 304420 27,0
KwaZulu-Natal 223487 19,8
Limpopo 29265 2,6
Mpumalanga 39528 3,5
North West 42244 3,7
Northern Cape 26095 2,3
Western Cape 223886 19,9
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1127759 100,0

Tests conducted:

A cumulative total of 6 828 147 tests have been conducted with 47 875 tests conducted since the last report.

Deaths reported:

Regrettably, a further 513 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 124, Free State 14, Gauteng 64, Kwa-Zulu Natal 92, Limpopo 3, Northern Cape 14 and Western Cape 202.

Recoveries and Active Cases:

Recoveries now stand at 920 879 at a recovery rate of 81,6%.