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

Media Statement

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.

 Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health

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