Media Statement
26 April 2021

As if today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 576 320.

Testing Data
The number of tests conducted to date is 10 545 817. Of these 14 838 tests were conducted since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 38 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 5, Free State 5, Gauteng 3, Kwa-Zulu Natal 1, Limpopo 5, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 17, which brings the total to 54 186 deaths.

We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased patients

The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 501 880, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health