Media Statement
29 April 2021

As if today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 579 536.

Testing Data
The number of tests conducted to date is 10 625 030. Of these 23 137 tests were conducted since the last report

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 46 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 13, Free State 11, Gauteng 14, Kwa-Zulu Natal 2, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 3 and Western Cape 3, which brings the total to 54 331 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 1 504 426, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Vaccination Rollout
The number of Health Care Workers Vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol to date is 307 591.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health