Media Statement
20 April 2021


As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is
1 568 366.

Testing Data:
The number of tests conducted to date is 10 379 089. Of these 23 893 tests were completed since the last report

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 130 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 11, Free State 7, Gauteng 11, KwaZulu Natal 5, Limpopo 5, Mpumalanga 3, North West 34, Northern Cape 13 and Western Cape 41.

This brings the total to 53 887 deaths. Some Provinces have been conducting data verification at facilities to ensure that all COVID-19 related deaths that were not reported are reported.

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 1 494 630, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health