Media Statement
28 March 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is
1 545 431.

Testing Data:
The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 803 871 with 24 256 tests completed since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 15 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 3, Gauteng 6, Kwa-Zulu Natal 1, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 4, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 1, which brings the total to 52 663 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 1 471 899, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol remains 231 605.

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health