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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (08 May 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (08 May 2021)

As of the 08th of May 2021 the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 594 817.

ProvinceTotal cases for 08 May 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape196 24712,3
Free State91 5575,7
Gauteng427 78226,8
KwaZulu-Natal337 25421,1
Limpopo64 1514,0
Mpumalanga78 9585,0
North West68 9864,3
Northern Cape41 8302,6
Western Cape288 05218,1
Unknown00,0
Total1 594 817100,0

Testing Data

The number of tests conducted to date is 10 861 611. Of these 29 873 tests were conducted since the last report.

SectorTotal tested New tested 
PRIVATE6 089 54756%17 93060%
PUBLIC4 772 06444%11 94340%
Total10 861 611 29 873 

Deaths and Recoveries

37 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 2, Gauteng 21, KwaZulu-Natal 7, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 7 and Western Cape 0 which brings the total to 54 724  deaths. We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased patients, said Dr Zweli Mkhize.

The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 514 088, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

ProvinceTotal DeathsTotal RecoveriesActive Cases
Eastern Cape11 588184 460199
Free State3 91383 3754 269
Gauteng10 762412 1834 837
KwaZulu-Natal10 427321 1695 658
Limpopo2 33661 452363
Mpumalanga1 40276 620936
North West1 72563 6873 574
Northern Cape92536 8984 007
Western Cape11 646274 2442 162
Total54 7241 514 08826 005

Vaccination Rollout

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

source: nicd


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