Friday, 01 January 2021

Pretoria: As of 01 January 2021, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 1 073 887 with 16 726 new cases identified since the last report.

This represents a positivity rate of 33.4%.

Province Total cases for 01 January 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 171921 16,0
Free State 63023 5,9
Gauteng 291392 27,1
KwaZulu-Natal 204959 19,1
Limpopo 25975 2,4
Mpumalanga 37460 3,5
North West 40793 3,8
Northern Cape 25576 2,4
Western Cape 212788 19,8
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1073887 100,0

Tests conducted:

The cumulative total of tests done to date is 6 659 318 with 50 110 tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

Deaths reported:

Regrettably, 418 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 66, Free State 8, Gauteng 66, Kwa-Zulu Natal 134, Mpumalanga 6 and Western Cape 138.

This brings the total detected deaths to 28 887.

The total recoveries are 887 701, representing a recovery rate of 82,6%.