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

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa on 28 May 2021 is 1 645 551, with 4 576 new cases reported over the past 24 hours. 

Province Total cases for 28 May 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 197 588 11.0
Free State 100 135 6.1
Gauteng 452 590 27.4
KwaZulu-Natal 339 536 20.5
Limpopo 65 188 3.9
Mpumalanga 82 057 5.0
North West 75 102 4.5
Northern Cape 49 363 3.0
Western Cape 292 992 17.7
Unknown 0 0.0
Total 1 654 551 100,0

Testing Data 

The number of tests conducted to date is 11535 429. Of these 39 802 tests were conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 6 495 545 56% 22 033 55%
PUBLIC 5 039 884 44% 17 769 45%
Total 11 535 429   39 802  

Deaths and Recoveries

In the last 24 hours, 123 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 38, Gauteng 23, KwaZulu-Natal 6, Limpopo 16, Mpumalanga 6, North West 0, Northern Cape 30 and Western Cape 4 which brings the total to 56 293 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 1 551 520 representing a recovery rate of 93, 8%. 

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 657 185 089 842
Free State 4 318 88 069 7 748
Gauteng 11 164 426 525 14 901
KwaZulu-Natal 10 506 324 691 4 339
Limpopo 2 446 62 093 649
Mpumalanga 1 444 78 911 1 702
North West 1 889 67 386 5 827
Northern Cape 1 076 40 875 7 412
Western Cape 11 793 277 881 3 318
Total 56 293 1 551 520 46 738

Vaccination Rollout: 

The total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is 479 768. The total vaccinated in Phase Two as at midnight today is 418 187 . These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.

Total individuals vaccinated; Sisonke and Pfizer first dose is 898 955.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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