NEWS & ANALYSIS

Only 8 Covid-related deaths in last 24 hours – Zweli Mkhize

Minister says recovery rate is sitting at 95% with 1 478 088 recoveries

Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms total of 1 552 416 Coronavirus COVID-19 cases in South Africa

5 April 2021

As of today the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for South Africa is 1 552 416.

Testing Data:

The cumulative total of tests conducted is 9 979 294 with 11 091 tests completed since the last report.

Province

Total cases for 05 April 2021

Percentage total

Eastern cape

195493

U,6

Free state

83739

5,4

Gauteng

415540

26,8

KwaZulu-Natal

334547

216

Limpopo

63272

4,1

Mpumalanga

75577

4,9

North West

64180

4,1

Northern cape

36616

2 4

Western Cape

283452

18,3

Unknown

0

0,0

Total

1552416

100,0

Deaths and Recoveries

Today, 8 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 0, Free State 4, Gauteng 4, Kwa-Zulu Natal 0, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 0, North West 0, Northern Cape 0 and Western Cape 0. This brings the total to 52 995 deaths.

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

Our cumulative recoveries today stand at 1 478 088, representing a recovery rate of 95%.

Sector

Total tested        

 

New  tested      

 

PRIVATE

5 604 422

56%

8 006

72%

PUBLIC

4 374 872

44%

3 085

28%

Total

9 979 294

 

 11 091

 

Issued by Department of Health, 5 April 2021