Media Statement
5 May 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 588 221.

Testing Data
The number of tests conducted to date is 10 773 227. Of these 33 414 tests were conducted since the last report

Deaths and Recoveries
Today 46 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 4, Free State 1, Gauteng 19, Kwa-Zulu Natal 2, Limpopo 18, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 2 and Western Cape 0 which brings the total to 54 557 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 1 510 385, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Vaccination Rollout
The number of Health Care Workers Vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol to date is 353 181.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health