Media Statement
2 April 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is
1 550 724.

Testing Data:
The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 939 695 with 27 622 tests completed since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, a further 49 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 1, Free State 3, Gauteng 16, Kwa-Zulu Natal 22, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 1, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and
Western Cape 6 which brings the total to
52 946 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 1 475 398, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol remains 269 102.

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health