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Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 1 579 536 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

29 Apr 2021

As if today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 579 536.

Province

Total cases for 29 April 2021

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

196050

12,4

Free State

88507

5,6

Gauteng

422999

26,8

KwaZulu-Natal

336513

21,3

Limpopo

63858

4,0

Mpumalanga

78011

4,9

North West

67348

4,3

Northern Cape

39743

2,5

Western Cape

286507

18,1

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

1579536

100,0

Testing Data

The number of tests conducted to date is 10 625 030. Of these 23 137 tests were conducted since the last report

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

PRIVATE

5 954 549

56%

13 350

58%

PUBLIC

4 670 481

44%

9 787

42%

Total

10 625 030

 

23 137

 

Deaths and Recoveries

Today,  46 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 13, Free State 11, Gauteng 14, Kwa-Zulu Natal 2, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 3 and Western Cape 3, which brings the total to 54 331 deaths.

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

The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 504 426, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Province

Total Deaths

Total Recoveries

Active Cases

Eastern Cape

11552

184 324

174

Free State

3854

81 543

3 110

Gauteng

10645

409 362

2 992

KwaZulu-Natal

10382

320 904

5 227

Limpopo

2266

61 301

291

Mpumalanga

1393

75 775

843

North West

1725

62 694

2 929

Northern Cape

894

35 431

3 418

Western Cape

11620

273 092

1 795

Total

54 331

1 504 426

20 779

Vaccination Rollout

The number of Health Care Workers Vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol to date is 307 591.

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