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Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms 2 320 more cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

17 Feb 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 1 496 439 with 2 320 new cases identified since the last report.

Province

Total cases for 17 February 2021

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

193487

12,9

Free State

78876

5,3

Gauteng

399922

26,7

KwaZulu-Natal

325623

21,8

Limpopo

61030

4,1

Mpumalanga

69401

4,6

North West

59790

4,0

Northern Cape

33211

2,2

Western Cape

275099

18,4

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

1496439

100,0

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 772 743 with 35 413 new tests recorded since the last report.

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

PRIVATE

4 943 552

56%

20 298

57%

PUBLIC

3 829 191

44%

15 115

43%

Total

8 772 743

 

35 413

 

Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, 165 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 15, Free State 22, Gauteng 76, Kwa-Zulu Natal 14, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 4, North West 0, Northern Cape 9 and Western Cape 25 which brings the total to 48 478 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 1 399 829, representing a recovery rate of 93,5%

Province

Total Deaths

Total Recoveries

Active Cases

Eastern Cape

11165

181 575

747

Free State

3032

68 794

7 050

Gauteng

9371

385 363

5 188

KwaZulu-Natal

9373

299 994

16 256

Limpopo

1662

57 971

1 397

Mpumalanga

1203

66 516

1 682

North West

1057

53 530

5 203

Northern Cape

650

29 517

3 044

Western Cape

10965

256 569

7 565

Total

48 478

1 399 829

48 132

 

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