Media Statement
23 April 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is
1 572 985.

Testing Data:
The number of tests conducted to date is 10 481 576. Of these 33 903 tests were completed since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 71 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 14, Free State 2, Gauteng 3, Kwa-Zulu Natal 5, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 3, North West 40, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 2, which brings the total to 54 066 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 1 499 110, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health