LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (5 MAY 2021)

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 588 221. 

Province Total cases for 05 May 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 196 174 12,4
Free State 90 320 5,7
Gauteng 425 692 26,8
KwaZulu-Natal 336 937 21,2
Limpopo 64 015 4,0
Mpumalanga 78 569 4,9
North West 68 261 4,3
Northern Cape 40 887 2,6
Western Cape 287 366 18,1
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 588 221 100,0

 Testing Data 

The number of tests conducted to date is 10 773 227. Of these 33 414 tests were conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 6 039 372 56% 21 331 64%
PUBLIC 4 733 855 44% 12 083 36%
Total 10 773 227   33 414  

 

Deaths and Recoveries

Today 46 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 4, Free State 1, Gauteng 19, KwaZulu-Natal 2, Limpopo 18, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 0 which brings the total to 54 557 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 1 510 385, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 581 184 412 181
Free State 3 890 82 670 3 760
Gauteng 10 711 411 415 3 566
KwaZulu-Natal 10 410 321 115 5 412
Limpopo 2 310 61 424 281
Mpumalanga 1 397 76 375 797
North West 1 725 63 136 3 400
Northern Cape 903 36 010 3 974
Western Cape 11 630 273 828 1 908
Total 54 557 1 510 385 23 279

Vaccination Rollout

The number of Health Care Workers Vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol to date is 353 181.

 Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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