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Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms 2 327 more cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

18 Feb 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 1 498 766 with 2 327 new cases identified since the last report.

Province

Total cases for 18 February 2021

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

193549

12,9

Free State

79049

5,3

Gauteng

400636

26,7

KwaZulu-Natal

326031

21,8

Limpopo

61170

4,1

Mpumalanga

69613

4,6

North West

59948

4,0

Northern Cape

33337

2,2

Western Cape

275433

18,4

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

1498766

100,0

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 8 807 299 with 34 556 new tests recorded since the last report.

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

PRIVATE

4 962 056

56%

18 504

54%

PUBLIC

3 845 243

44%

16 052

46%

Total

8 807 299

 

34 556

 

Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, 230 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 24, Free State 7, Gauteng 21, Kwa-Zulu Natal 27, Limpopo 122, Mpumalanga 10, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 19 which brings the total to 48 708 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 1 403 214, representing a recovery rate of 93,6%

Province

Total Deaths

Total Recoveries

Active Cases

Eastern Cape

11189

181 756

604

Free State

3039

68 965

7 045

Gauteng

9392

385 771

5 473

KwaZulu-Natal

9400

300 526

16 105

Limpopo

1784

58 036

1 350

Mpumalanga

1213

66 593

1 807

North West

1057

54 817

4 074

Northern Cape

650

29 673

3 014

Western Cape

10984

257 077

7 372

Total

48 708

1 403 214

46 844

Vaccination Rollout

The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 2 260 as of 6 pm 18 February 2021.

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