Media Statement
16 April 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is
1 564 355.

Testing Data:
The number of tests conducted to date is 10 291 264. Of these 31 600 tests were completed since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 92 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 14, Free State 3, Gauteng 12, Kwa-Zulu Natal 3, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 2, North West 52, Northern Cape 5 and Western Cape 1 which brings the total to 53 663 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 1 488 572, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health