Media Statement
18 April 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is
1 566 769.

Testing Data:
The number of tests conducted to date is 10 337 066. Of these 31 425 tests were completed since the last report

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 25 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 6, Free State 8, Gauteng 4, Kwa-Zulu Natal 1, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 3, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 3 which brings the total to 53 736 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 1 490 143, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health