1 May 2020
As at today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 5951
The total number of tests conducted to date is 217 522, of which 9992 were done in the last 24 hours.
We are also pleased to announce the new figures for recoveries which stand at 2382 as at 29 April 2020.
The Provincial Breakdown is as follows:
(as at 29 April 2020)
Regrettably, we are saddened to report a further 13 COVID-19 related deaths from the Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape. This brings the total of COVID-19 related deaths to 116. As we have undertook to only report fully verified deaths, we would like to indicate that there has been a delay in assessing and verifying some of those reports We wish to express our condolences to the families of the deceased and salute the health care workers who treated the deceased patients.
Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health