Media Statement
9 May 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 596 595.

Testing Data
The number of tests conducted to date is 10 887 709. Of these 26 098 tests were conducted since the last report

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 11 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 1, Free State 1, Gauteng 8, Kwa-Zulu Natal 1, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape and Western Cape 0
which brings the total to
54 735 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 1 516 256, representing a recovery rate of 95%.



Vaccination Rollout
The number of Health Care Workers Vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol to date remains 382 480.

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health