Media Statement
6 June 2021

Today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is
1 696 564.

The cumulative total of tests conducted to date is 11 876 594 with 35 821 new tests recorded since the last report.

Deaths and Recoveries
Today, 45 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 16, Gauteng 7, Kwa-Zulu Natal 1, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 15 and Western Cape 6 which brings the total to 56 974 deaths.

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 1 578 033, representing a recovery rate of 93,0%

Vaccination Rollout
The daily report is attached. It can also be found on:

The updated list of sites that are reporting vaccinations to the EVDS can be found at the following link:

Dr. Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health