Media Statement
26 March 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is
1 543 079.

Testing Data:
The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 752 061 with 29 240 tests completed since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 67 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 3, Free State 6, Gauteng 23, Kwa-Zulu Natal 9, Limpopo 17, Mpumalanga 0, North West 5,
Northern Cape 1 and Western Cape 3 which brings the total to
52 602 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 1 469 565, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol as at 18.30 today is 231 002

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health