Media Release
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:

Province Cases Recoveries
(as at 29 April 2020)
Eastern Cape 691 254
Free State 118 95
Gauteng 1507 948
KwaZulu Natal 1006 372
Limpopo 34 25
Mpumalanga 35 18
North West 35 16
Northen Cape 18 13
Western Cape 2507 641
Total 5951 2382

Reported Deaths:
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