LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (7 MAY 2021)

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 592 626. 

Province Total cases for 07 May 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 196 228 12,3
Free State 91 181 5,7
Gauteng 427 133 26,8
KwaZulu-Natal 337 130 21,2
Limpopo 64 095 4,0
Mpumalanga 78 833 4,9
North West 68 702 4,3
Northern Cape 41 529 2,6
Western Cape 287 795 18,1
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 592 626 100,0

 Testing Data

The number of tests conducted to date is 10 831 738. Of these 25 934 tests were conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 6 071 617 56% 13 190 51%
PUBLIC 4 760 121 44% 12 744 49%
Total 10 831 738   25 934  

Deaths and Recoveries

Today, 67 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 1, Free State 0, Gauteng 13, KwaZulu-Natal 5, Limpopo 26, Mpumalanga 2, North West 0, Northern Cape 10 and Western Cape 10, which brings the total to 54 687 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 1 513 202, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 588 184 445 195
Free State 3 911 83 154 4 116
Gauteng 10 741 412 031 4 361
KwaZulu-Natal 10 420 321 169 5 541
Limpopo 2 336 61 452 307
Mpumalanga 1 402 76 579 852
North West 1 725 63 405 3 572
Northern Cape 918 36 852 3 759
Western Cape 11 646 274 115 2 034
Total 54 687 1 513 202 24 737

Vaccination Rollout

The number of Health Care Workers Vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol to date is 381 171.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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