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Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 1 582 842 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

1 May 2021

As if today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 582 842.

Province

Total cases for 01 May 2021

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

196093

12,4

Free State

89190

5,6

Gauteng

424010

26,8

KwaZulu-Natal

336667

21,3

Limpopo

63924

4,0

Mpumalanga

78238

4,9

North West

67701

4,3

Northern Cape

40182

2,5

Western Cape

286837

18,1

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

1582842

100,0

Testing Data

The number of tests conducted to date is 10 682 827. Of these 27 957 tests were conducted since the last report

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

PRIVATE

5 985 812

56%

15 917

57%

PUBLIC

4 697 015

44%

12 040

43%

Total

10 682 827

 

27 957

 

Deaths and Recoveries

Today, 56 COVID-19 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 12, Free State 20, Gauteng 11, Kwa- Zulu Natal 2, Limpopo 6, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 3 and Western Cape 2 which brings the total to 54 406 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 1 506 732, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Province

Total Deaths

Total Recoveries

Active Cases

Eastern Cape

11567

184 356

170

Free State

3875

82 003

3 312

Gauteng

10663

410 214

3 133

KwaZulu-Natal

10388

321 013

5 266

Limpopo

2272

61 369

283

Mpumalanga

1396

76 059

783

North West

1725

62 694

3 282

Northern Cape

897

35 612

3 673

Western Cape

11623

273 412

1 802

Total

54 406

1 506 732

21 704

Vaccination Rollout

The number of Health Care Workers Vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol to date is 318 670.

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