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Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 1 584 064 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

2 May 2021

As if today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 584 064

Province

Total cases for 02 May 2021

Percentage total

Eastern Cape

196109

12,4

Free State

89455

5,6

Gauteng

424326

26,8

KwaZulu-Natal

336732

21,3

Limpopo

63950

4,0

Mpumalanga

78330

4,9

North West

67829

4,3

Northern Cape

40345

2,5

Western Cape

286988

18,1

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

1584064

100,0

Testing Data

The number of tests conducted to date is 10 699 021. Of these 16 194 tests were conducted since the last report

Sector

Total tested

 

New tested

 

PRIVATE

5 993 302

56%

7 490

46%

PUBLIC

4 705 719

44%

8 704

54%

Total

10 699 021

 

16 194

 

Deaths and Recoveries

Today, 11 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 1, Free State 5, Gauteng 1, Kwa-Zulu Natal 0, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 1 and Western Cape 3 which brings the total to 54 417 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 1 507 778, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Province

Total Deaths

Total Recoveries

Active Cases

Eastern Cape

11568

184 356

185

Free State

3880

82 061

3 514

Gauteng

10664

410 573

3 089

KwaZulu-Natal

10388

321 013

5 331

Limpopo

2272

61 370

308

Mpumalanga

1396

76 177

757

North West

1725

63 136

2 968

Northern Cape

898

35 612

3 835

Western Cape

11626

273 480

1 882

Total

54 417

1 507 778

21 869

Vaccination Rollout

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

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