LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (2 APRIL 2021)

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is 1 550 724. 

Province Total cases for 02 April 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 195 485 12,6
Free State 83 511 5,4
Gauteng 415 038 26,8
KwaZulu-Natal 334 371 21,6
Limpopo 63 238 4,1
Mpumalanga 75 308 4,9
North West 64 090 4,1
Northern Cape 36 478 2,4
Western Cape 283 205 18,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 550 724 100,0

 Testing Data: 

The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 939 695 with 27 622 tests completed since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 5 581 752 56% 14 745 53%
PUBLIC 4 357 943 44% 12 877 47%
Total 9 939 695   27 622  

Deaths and Recoveries 

Today, a further 49 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 1, Free State 3, Gauteng 16, KwaZulu-Natal 22, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 1, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 6 which brings the total to 52 946 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 1 475 398, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 363 183 897 225
Free State 3 651 78 209 1 651
Gauteng 10 347 401 753 2 938
KwaZulu-Natal 10 224 318 486 5 661
Limpopo 2 241 60 679 318
Mpumalanga 1 348 72 715 1 245
North West 1 478 60 224 2 388
Northern Cape 824 32 911 2 743
Western Cape 11 470 266 524 5 211
Total 52 946 1 475 398 22 380

Vaccination Rollout

The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol remains 269 102.

Dr Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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