Media Statement
28 April 2021

As if today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 578 450.

Testing Data
The number of tests conducted to date is 10 590 107. Of these 22 514 tests were conducted since the last report

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 48 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 11, Free State 4, Gauteng 4, Kwa-Zulu Natal 1, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 19, Northern Cape 5 and
Western Cape 4 which brings the total to
54 285 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 1 503 611, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Vaccination Rollout
The number of Health Care Workers Vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol to date is 298 153.
Our last recorded cumulative vaccinations were 292 623 on 13 April 2021

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health