Media Statement
27 April 2021


As if today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 577 200.

Testing Data
The number of tests conducted to date is 10 567 593. Of these 21 776 tests were conducted since the last report

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 51 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 6, Free State 3, Gauteng 20, Kwa-Zulu Natal 9, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 11- which brings the total to 54 237 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 1 502 986, representing a recovery rate of 95%

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health