Media Statement
2 June 2021

Today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 675 013 with 5 782 new cases reported. This represents a 12,7% positivity rate- we will be monitoring this increase
in positivity rate to see if it sustains and meanwhile urge all citizens to remain vigilant and adhere to non-pharmacuetcal interventions, even if vaccinated.

The graph below shows that Gauteng Province is experiencing a greater surge than the rest and we urge citizens living in the Province to adhere to NPI’s.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 11 713 400 with 45 484 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 110 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 11, Gauteng 54, Kwa-Zulu Natal 4, Limpopo 11, Mpumalanga 4, North West 16, Northern Cape 7 and Western
Cape 3 which brings the total to
56 711 deaths. Provinces are continuing their mortality audits and have captured deaths as far back as November 2020.

We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased patients.

Our recoveries now stand at 1 565 684, representing a recovery rate of 93,5%

Vaccination Rollout
The following figures represent the tally as at 00.01, 2 June 2021:
The total vaccinated under the Sisonke Programme is
479 768.
The total vaccinated under Phase Two with the first dose of Pfizer vaccine is 637 801
Therefore, the total number of individuals vaccinated today is 1 117 569

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health