LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (16 APR 2021)

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is 1 564 355. 

Province Total cases for 16 April 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 195 795 12,5
Free State 85 496 5,5
Gauteng 418 962 26,8
KwaZulu-Natal 335 579 21,5
Limpopo 63 544 4,1
Mpumalanga 76 792 4,9
North West 65 589 4,2
Northern Cape 37 653 2,4
Western Cape 284 945 18,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 564 355 100,0

 Testing Data:

The number of tests conducted to date is 10 291 264. Of these 31 600 tests were completed since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 5 786 586 56% 16 846 53%
PUBLIC 4 504 678 44% 14 754 47%
Total 10 291 264   31 600  

Deaths and Recoveries 

Today, 92 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 14, Free State 3, Gauteng 12, KwaZulu-Natal 3, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 2, North West 52, Northern Cape 5 and Western Cape 1  which brings the total to 53 663 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 1 488 572, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 437 184 115 243
Free State 3 767 79 819 1 910
Gauteng 10 507 405 332 3 123
KwaZulu-Natal 10 318 319 852 5 409
Limpopo 2 251 61 009 284
Mpumalanga 1 379 74 308 1 105
North West 1 632 61 756 2 201
Northern Cape 848 33 765 3 040
Western Cape 11 524 268 616 4 805
Total 53 663 1 488 572 22 120

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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