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Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 1 545 979 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

29 Mar 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is 1 545 979.

Province

Total cases for 29 March 2021

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

195362

12,6

Free State

83078

5,4

Gauteng

413641

26,8

KwaZulu-Natal

333795

21,6

Limpopo

63124

4,1

Mpumalanga

74779

4,8

North West

63562

4,1

Northern Cape

36134

2,3

Western Cape

282504

18,3

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

1545979

100,0

Testing Data:

The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 819 994 with 16 123 tests completed since the last report.

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

PRIVATE

5 511 419

56%

9 006

56%

PUBLIC

4 308 573

44%

7 117

44%

UNKNOWN

2

0%

0

0%

Total

9 819 994

 

16 123

 

Deaths and Recoveries

Today, 47 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 3, Free State 2, Gauteng 15, Kwa-Zulu Natal 0, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 23, Northern Cape 1 and Western Cape 3 which brings the total to 52 710 deaths

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

Our cumulative recoveries today stand at 1 472 645, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Province

Total Deaths

Total Recoveries

Active Cases

Eastern Cape

11358

183 798

206

Free State

3640

77 757

1 681

Gauteng

10250

401 049

2 342

KwaZulu-Natal

10167

318 217

5 411

Limpopo

2209

60 643

272

Mpumalanga

1342

72 449

988

North West

1478

60 084

2 000

Northern Cape

820

32 741

2 573

Western Cape

11446

265 907

5 151

Total

52 710

1 472 645

20 624

Vaccination Rollout

The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 239 665 as at 18.30, 29 March 2020

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