Media Statement
2 May 2021


As if today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 584 064.

Testing Data
The number of tests conducted to date is 10 699 021. Of these 16 194 tests were conducted since the last report

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 11 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 1, Free State 5, Gauteng 1, Kwa-Zulu Natal 0, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 1 and Western Cape 3
which brings the total to
54 417 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 1 507 778, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Vaccination Rollout
The number of Health Care Workers Vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol to date remains 318 670.


Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health