COVID-19: Deaths now surpass 40 000 in SA, 11 761 new cases identified

The latest COVID-19 figures have been released. According to the Health Ministry, 11 761 new cases were identified in South Africa. As of today, the death toll stands at 40 076, with recoveries at 1 201 284.

COVID-19 update: 22 January 2021

Breakdown of new confirmed COVID-19 cases

As per Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s report, 11 761 confirmed cases were identified during the past 24 hours (11381 new cases on 21 January). Unfortunately, we also lost 575 patients to COVID-19-related illnesses.

As per the report: 129 patients from the Eastern Cape passed away, 37 from the Free State, 166 from Gauteng, 133 from KwaZulu-Natal, 18 from Mpumalanga, 15 from Northern Cape and 77 from the Western Cape.

At the time of publishing, the Health Ministry conducted 7 882 846 cumulative COVID-19 tests, of which 62 251 were done during the past 24 hours: 34 169 at public facilities and 28 082 at private facilities.

Breakdown of new COVID-19 cases

New cases, deaths and recoveries by province

The confirmed COVID-19 cases per province is as follows:

Province Total Cases in South Africa Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases currently
Gauteng 375 761 7 396 336 054 32 311
Western Cape 263 386 9 668 225 453 28 265
KwaZulu-Natal 295 949 7 177 242 404 46 368
Free State 72 711 2 593 60 694 9 424
Eastern Cape 189 559 9 984 175 705 3 867
Limpopo 52 847 1 004 44 700 7 143
Mpumalanga 58 059 849 50 507 6 703
North West 53 728 863 40 165 12 700
Northern Cape 30 568 542 25 599 4 427
Unallocated 0

Global statistics

At the time of publishing, the global caseload currently stands at 98,457,128 as of Friday 22 January 2021, along with 2,108,297 recorded deaths and 70,726,898 recoveries.

The USA has a caseload of 25,275,066 confirmed cases, along with 421,731 total deaths and 15,124,652 recoveries. Approximately 78,980 new cases were recorded over the last 24 hours.

Also in the top five is worst-affected countries is India with a caseload of 10,640,464 while Brazil has a caseload of 8,699,814, Russia with 3,677,352 and the UK with 3,583,907.

France, which used to occupy the fifth spot, dropped down to sixth place. South Africa is currently 15th on the list, preceded by Poland, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Turkey.



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