LATEST CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (9 APRIL 2021)

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is 1 556 242. 

Province Total cases for 09 April 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 195 610 12,6
Free State 84 224 5,4
Gauteng 416 704 26,8
KwaZulu-Natal 334 925 21,5
Limpopo 63 356 4,1
Mpumalanga 75 933 4,9
North West 64 615 4,2
Northern Cape 36 869 2,4
Western Cape 284 006 18,2
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 556 242 100,0

 Testing Data: 

The number of tests conducted to date is 10 086 459. Of these 30 560 tests were completed since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 5 667 621 56% 16 160 53%
PUBLIC 4 418 838 44% 14 400 47%
Total 10 086 459   30 560  

Deaths and Recoveries

Today, 53 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 12, Gauteng 11, KwaZulu-Natal 2, Limpopo 2, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 10 and Western Cape 16, which brings the total to 53 226 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 1 481 637, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 373 183 985 252
Free State 3 717 78 912 1 595
Gauteng 10 407 403 905 2 392
KwaZulu-Natal 10 265 318 929 5 731
Limpopo 2 243 60 872 241
Mpumalanga 1 359 73 751 823
North West 1 526 60 634 2 455
Northern Cape 840 33 101 2 928
Western Cape 11 496 267 548 4 962
Total 53 226 1 481 637 21 379

Vaccination Rollout

The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 288 368 as reported at 18:30 today.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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