LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (17 APR 2021)

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is 1 565 680. 

Province Total cases for 17 April 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 195 832 12,5
Free State 85 727 5,5
Gauteng 419 305 26,8
KwaZulu-Natal 335 686 21,4
Limpopo 63 567 4,1
Mpumalanga 76 927 4,9
North West 65 746 4,2
Northern Cape 37 779 2,4
Western Cape 285 111 18,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 565 680 100,0

 Testing Data: 

The number of tests conducted to date is 10 305 641. Of these 14 377 tests were completed since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 5 795 589 56% 9 003 63%
PUBLIC 4 510 052 44% 5 374 37%
Total 10 305 641   14 377  

Deaths and Recoveries

Today, 48 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 1, Free State 8, Gauteng 13, KwaZulu-Natal 16, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 10 and Western Cape 0 which brings the total to 53 711 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 1 489 457, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Province Total Deaths Total

Recoveries

Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 438 184 135 259
Free State 3 775 79 926 2 026
Gauteng 10 520 405 780 3 005
KwaZulu-Natal 10 334 319 864 5 488
Limpopo 2 251 61 009 307
Mpumalanga 1 379 74 540 1 008
North West 1 632 61 756 2 358
Northern Cape 858 33 770 3 151
Western Cape 11 524 268 677 4 910
Total 53 711 1 489 457 22 512

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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