Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 1 659 070 cases of Coronavirus COVID-19

29 May 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa on 28 May 2021 is 1 659 070, with 4 515 new cases reported over the past 24 hours.

Province Total cases for 29 May 2021 Percentage total
Eastern Cape 197 710 11,9
Free State 100 676 6,1
Gauteng 454 815 27,4
KwaZulu-Natal 339 674 20,5
Limpopo 65 307 3,9
Mpumalanga 82 277 5,0
North West 75 572 4,6
Northern Cape 49 663 3,0
Western Cape 293 376 17,7
Unknown 0 0.0
Total 1 659 070 100,0

Testing Data

The number of tests conducted to date is 11 575 047. Of these 39 618 tests were conducted since the last report.

Sector Total tested   New tested  
PRIVATE 6 517 454 56% 21 909 55%
PUBLIC 5 057 593 44% 17 709 45%
Total 11 575 047   39 618  

Deaths and Recoveries

In the last 24 hours, 70 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 3, Gauteng 26, Kwa-Zulu Natal 3, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 4, North West 0, Northern Cape 24 and West- ern Cape 10 which brings the total to 56 363 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 1 554 184 representing a recovery rate of 93, 7%.

Province Total Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases
Eastern Cape 11 657 185 089 964
Free State 4 321 88 524 7 831
Gauteng 11 190 428 079 15 546
KwaZulu-Natal 10 509 324 736 4 429
Limpopo 2 446 62 162 699
Mpumalanga 1 448 79 138 1 691
North West 1 889 67 386 6 297
Northern Cape 1 100 40 959 7 604
Western Cape 11 803 278 111 3 462
Total 56 363 1 554 184 48 523

Vaccination Rollout:

VACCINATION TOTAL
SISONKE 479 768
PHASE TWO 484 108
SISONKE & PFIZER 963 876

The total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is 479 768. The total vaccinated in Phase Two as at midnight today is 484 108. These vaccinations were with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine. Total individuals vaccinated; Sisonke and Pfizer first dose is 963 876.

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