Media Statement
12 April 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is
1 559 113.

Testing Data:
The number of tests conducted to date is 10 154 978. Of these 16 042 tests were completed since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 34 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 14, Free State 3, Gauteng 1, Kwa-Zulu Natal 1, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 6, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 9, which brings the total to 53 356 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 1 484 356, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Vaccination Rollout
The number of health care workers vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol is 289 787 as at 18.30 today

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health