Latest confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa as at 26 January 2021

LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (26 JAN 2021)

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 423 578. 

Province

Total cases for 26 January 2021

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

190 833

13,4

Free State

74 413

5,2

Gauteng

382 907

26,9

KwaZulu-Natal

306 234

21,5

Limpopo

55 384

3,9

Mpumalanga

61 386

4,3

North West

55 238

3,9

Northern Cape

31 154

2,2

Western Cape

266 029

18,7

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

1 423 578                                                          100,0

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 058 768 with 39 529 new tests conducted since the last report.

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

PRIVATE

4 588 641

57%

14 791

37%

PUBLIC

3 470 127

43%

24 738

63%

Total

8 058 768

 

39 529

 

Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, we report 680 more COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 86, Free State 28, Gauteng 141 , KwaZulu-Natal 306, Limpopo 4, Mpumalanga 18, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 95  which brings the total to 41 797 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 1 254 674, representing a recovery rate of 88%.

Province

Total Deaths

Total Recoveries

Active Cases

Eastern Cape

10 223

177 388

3 222

Free State

2 671

62 240

9 502

Gauteng

7 816

357 997

17 094

KwaZulu-Natal

7 738

251 871

46 625

Limpopo

1 027

49 252

5 105

Mpumalanga

896

55 477

5 013

North West

877

40 473

13 888

Northern Cape

553

26 178

4 423

Western Cape

9 996

233 798

22 235

Total

41 797

1 254 674

127 107

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

Communicated by: National Institute for Communicable Diseases

 

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