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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA (1 May 2021)

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LATEST UPDATE ON COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA

As of the 1st of May 2021 the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 582 842.

ProvinceTotal cases for 01 May 2021Percentage total
Eastern Cape19609312,4
Free State891905,6
Gauteng42401026,8
KwaZulu-Natal33666721,3
Limpopo639244,0
Mpumalanga782384,9
North West677014,3
Northern Cape401822,5
Western Cape28683718,1
Unknown00,0
Total1582842100,0

Testing Data

The number of tests conducted to date is 10 682 827. Of these 27 957 tests were conducted since the last report

SectorTotal tested New tested 
PRIVATE5 985 81256%15 91757%
PUBLIC4 697 01544%12 04043%
Total10 682 827 27 957 

Deaths and Recoveries

56 COVID-19 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 12, Free State 20, Gauteng 11, Kwa- Zulu Natal 2, Limpopo 6, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 3 and Western Cape 2 which brings the total to 54 406 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. Zwelini Mkhize

The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 506 732, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

ProvinceTotal DeathsTotal RecoveriesActive Cases
Eastern Cape11567184 356170
Free State387582 0033 312
Gauteng10663410 2143 133
KwaZulu-Natal10388321 0135 266
Limpopo227261 369283
Mpumalanga139676 059783
North West172562 6943 282
Northern Cape89735 6123 673
Western Cape11623273 4121 802
Total54 4061 506 73221 704

Vaccination Rollout

The number of Health Care Workers Vaccinated under the Sisonke Protocol to date is 318 670.

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