LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (28 APR 2021)

Media Statement

As if today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 578 450.

Province Total cases for 28 April 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 196 031 12,4
Free State 88 266 5,6
Gauteng 422 720 26,8
KwaZulu-Natal 336 442 21,3
Limpopo 63 845 4,0
Mpumalanga 77 919 4,9
North West 67 208 4,3
Northern Cape 39 607 2,5
Western Cape 286 412 18,1
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 578 450 100,0

Testing Data

The number of tests conducted to date is 10 590 107. Of these 22 514 tests were conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  

 

PRIVATE 5 941 180 56% 14 292 63%
PUBLIC 4 648 927 44% 8 222 37%
Total 10 590 107   22 514  

Deaths and Recoveries 

Today, 48 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 11, Free State 4, Gauteng 4, KwaZulu-Natal 1, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 19, Northern Cape 5 and Western Cape 4 which brings the total to 54 285 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 1 503 611, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 539 184 323 169
Free State 3 843 81 341 3 082
Gauteng 10 631 409 231 2 858
KwaZulu-Natal 10 380 320 835 5 227
Limpopo 2 266 61 256 323
Mpumalanga 1 393 75 740 786
North West 1 725 62 694 2 789
Northern Cape 891 35 289 3 427
Western Cape 11 617 272 902 1 893
Total 54 285 1 503 611 20 554

Vaccination Rollout 

The number of Health Care Workers Vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol to date is 298 153. Our last recorded cumulative vaccinations were 292 623 on 13 April 2021.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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