3 May 2020
As at today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 6783.
We also wish to indicate that as of 30 April 2020 7 216 777 citizens have been screened and from that Community Screening Programme 72 087 were referred for testing. We thank all these compatriots for their solidarity with the programme and allowing our health care workers into the privacy of their homes.
Regrettably, we report a further 8 COVID-19 related deaths: 2 from Western Cape, 4 from the Eastern Cape and 2 from Gauteng. This brings the total deaths to 131.
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