Official South African statistics from the Government on COVID-19

Updated daily 

COVID-19 tests completed
8 697 066        
Positives cases
1 491 807         
1 388 321      
47 897       


For the latest information on Covid-19 you can join the official South African government Covid-19 WhatsApp group. Save the number, 060 012 3456 on your WhatsApp contact list and then say 'Hi' to be added to the group. You will receive a welcome notification and can then select from the menu what type of information you would like.

Online Risk Assessment

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COVID-19 Testing sites

Below a list of COVID-19 testing sites.

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Revised visitation policy. 19 Jan 2021

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Media releases and interviews

For alcoholics, going ‘cold turkey’ may have serious physical and psychological consequences

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Netcare response to the release of the independent report related to St Augustine’s Hospital

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Netcare St Augustine’s and Netcare Kingsway hospitals to re-open

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Netcare Ceres Hospital to Re-Open

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Notice to expectant parents

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Latest COVID-19 learnings applied in Polokwane-based hospital

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Safety of patients, staff and doctors remain of paramount importance

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Dr Richard Friedland, CEO of the Netcare Group, has issued the following statement:

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NICD information on the novel Coronavirus

For more information on the novel coronavirus contact the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) toll free number for the public, 0800 029 999, during their operating hours, Monday to Friday from 08:00 – 16:00.

Learn more about our approach

Temporary closure of Netcare in-hospital pharmacy services to the public

In order to priorities the critical in-hospital pharmacy service during this pandemic period and to assist in reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission to healthcare workers and those in our care, we have suspended our in-hospital retail pharmacy services to the public. This will serve to reduce the traffic in our hospital

The closure will be effective from Monday, 30 March 2020 until further notice.

Alternative arrangements have be made to ensure that members of the public who receive chronic medication at Netcare pharmacies are not compromised during this period

Individuals who have a chronic or monthly medicine prescription with our pharmacies should please contact the pharmacy so that we can make arrangements to have their medication ready for them at a designated collection point in the screening area outside the hospital. Alternatively, our pharmacists will contact a retail pharmacy of the individual’s choice to assist with making arrangements to collect their prescriptions.

We are sure that you will appriaciate that we have made this decision in the best of us all, and thank you for your understanding.

Be safe.

Netcare Hospital and Pharmacy Managment

The Netcare Group. Providing YOU with the best and safest care