Media Statement
17 April 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is
1 565 680.
Testing Data:
The number of tests conducted to date is 10 305 641. Of these 14 377 tests were completed since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 48 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 1, Free State 8, Gauteng 13, Kwa-Zulu Natal 16, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 10 and Western Cape 0 which brings the total to 53 711 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 1 489 457, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health