Media Statement
21 April 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is
1 569 935.

Testing Data:
The number of tests conducted to date is 10 413 180. Of these 34 091 tests were completed since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 53 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 17, Free State 11, Gauteng 8, Kwa-Zulu Natal 3, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 1, North West 0, Northern Cape 9 and Western Cape 4, which brings the total to 53 940 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 1 495 864, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health