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

Media Statement

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 596 595. 

Province Total cases for 09 May 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 196 285 12,3
Free State 91 851 5,8
Gauteng 428 319 26,8
KwaZulu-Natal 337 333 21,1
Limpopo 64 194 4,0
Mpumalanga 79 054 5,0
North West 69 167 4,3
Northern Cape 42 179 2,6
Western Cape 288 213 18,1
Unknown 0 0,0
Total 1 596 595 100,0

 Testing Data 

The number of tests conducted to date is 10 887 709. Of these 26 098 tests were conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 6 104 646 56% 15 099 58%
PUBLIC 4 783 063 44% 10 999 42%
Total 10 887 709   26 098  

Deaths and Recoveries

Today, 11 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 1, Free State 1, Gauteng 8, KwaZulu-Natal 1, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape and Western Cape 0 which brings the total to 54 735 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 1 516 256, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 589 184 464 232
Free State 3 914 83 486 4 451
Gauteng 10 770 412 712 4 837
KwaZulu-Natal 10 428 321 173 5 732
Limpopo 2 336 61 477 381
Mpumalanga 1 402 76 730 922
North West 1 725 63 687 3 755
Northern Cape 925 36 927 4 327
Western Cape 11 646 275 600 967
Total 54 735 1 516 256 25 604

Vaccination Rollout 

The number of Health Care Workers Vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol to date remains 382 480. 

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize

Minister of Health

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