1 632 new Covid-19 cases in SA – Zweli Mkhize

Minister says a further 56 Covid-19 deaths have also been reported

Update on Covid-19

1 May 2021

As if today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 582 842.

Testing Data

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

Deaths and Recoveries

Today, 56 COVID-19 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 12, Free State 20, Gauteng 11, KwaZulu 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.

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

Vaccination Rollout

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

Issued by Zwelini Mkhize, Minister of Health, 30 April 2021