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

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is 1 545 431. 

Province Total cases for 28 March 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 195 349 12,6
Free State 83 006 5,4
Gauteng 413 491 26,8
KwaZulu-Natal 333 748 21,6
Limpopo 63 112 4,1
Mpumalanga 74 659 4,8
North West 63 521 4,1
Northern Cape 36 105 2,3
Western Cape 282 440 18,3
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 545 431 100,0

 Testing Data:

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 5 502 413 56% 12 879 53%
PUBLIC 4 301 458 44% 11 377 47%
Total 9 803 871   24 256  

 Deaths and Recoveries

Today, 15 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 3, Gauteng 6, KwaZulu-Natal 1, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 4, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 1, which brings the total to 52 663 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 1 471 899, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 355 183 794 200
Free State 3 638 77 731 1 637
Gauteng 10 235 400 745 2 511
KwaZulu-Natal 10 167 318 060 5 521
Limpopo 2 209 60 623 280
Mpumalanga 1 342 72 295 1 022
North West 1 455 60 084 1 982
Northern Cape 819 32 710 2 576
Western Cape 11 443 265 857 5 140
Total 52 663 1 471 899 20 869

Vaccination Rollout 

The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol remains 231 605. 

Dr Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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