Latest confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa (06 January 2021)

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Latest confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa (06 January 2021)

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LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (06 JAN 2021)

Today, we have reached a grim milestone as we breach the 20 000 mark for new cases identified in

24 hours. 21 832 cases have been identified since the last report, bringing the total cumulative COVID-19 cases in South Africa to 1 149 591.

Province Total cases for 06 January 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 175941 15,3
Free State 64409 5,6
Gauteng 310201 27,0
KwaZulu-Natal 230283 20,0
Limpopo 30840 2,7
Mpumalanga 40751 3,5
North West 43159 3,8
Northern Cape 26353 2,3
Western Cape 227654 19,8
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1149591 100,0

A cumulative total of 6 898 207 tests have been conducted with 70 060 tests conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 4 002 198 58% 43 875 63%
PUBLIC 2 896 009 42% 26 185 37%
Total 6 898 207   70 060  

Deaths, Recoveries and Active Cases

Regrettably, a further 844 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 452, Free State 12, Gauteng 96, Kwa-Zulu Natal 65, Limpopo 11, Mpumalanga 8, North West 46, Northern Cape 5 and Western Cape 49.

This brings the total to 31 368 deaths.

We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.

The 452 deaths reported from the Eastern Cape are as a result of data reconciliation dating between May and November 2020- this includes analysis of community cases where post-mortem swabs were taken for COVID testing and analysis of clinical records where the the diagnosis was unconfirmed at the time of demise. The National Department of Health is engaging the province to investigate the details of the reporting backlog.

Our recoveries now stand at 929 239 at a recovery rate of 80,8%

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 8292 162 039 5 610
Free State 2215 55 629 6 565
Gauteng 5923 268 551 35 727
KwaZulu-Natal 4870 148 420 76 993
Limpopo 636 22 612 7 592
Mpumalanga 664 34 646 5 441
North West 648 35 553 6 958
Northern Cape 417 23 194 2 742
Western Cape 7703 178 595 41 356
Total 31 368 929 239 188 984

Dr Zwelini Mkhize Minister of Health

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