Media Statement
31 March 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is
1 548 157.

Testing Data:
The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 879 348 with 34 513 tests completed since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 58 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 1, Gauteng 23, Kwa-Zulu Natal 23, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 9, which brings the total to 52 846 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 1 474 319, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 263 878 as at 18.30, 30 March 2020


Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health