LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (1 APRIL 2021)

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is 1 549 451. 

Province Total cases for 01 April 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 195 463 12,6
Free State 83 383 5,4
Gauteng 414 623 26,8
KwaZulu-Natal 334 238 21,6
Limpopo 63 217 4,1
Mpumalanga 75 183 4,9
North West 63 953 4,1
Northern Cape 36 348 2,3
Western Cape 283 043 18,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 549 451 100,0

 Testing Data: 

The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 912 073 with 32 725 tests completed since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 5 567 007 56% 18 197 56%
PUBLIC 4 345 066 44% 14 528 44%
Total 9 912 073   32 725  

Deaths and Recoveries

Today, 51 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 3, Free State 0, Gauteng 13, KwaZulu-Natal 3, Limpopo 25, Mpumalanga 1, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 6, which brings the total to 52 897 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 1 474 826, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 362 183 897 204
Free State 3 648 78 162 1 573
Gauteng 10 331 401 584 2 708
KwaZulu-Natal 10 202 318 417 5 619
Limpopo 2 241 60 655 321
Mpumalanga 1 347 72 668 1 168
North West 1 478 60 224 2 251
Northern Cape 824 32 852 2 672
Western Cape 11 464 266 367 5 212
Total 52 897 1 474 826 21 728

Vaccination Rollout 

The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 269 102 as at 18.30, 1 April 2021

Dr Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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