Over the last 24 hours South Africa recorded 615 701 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 598 973 with 20 137 new tests conducted since the last report. Health Ministry regrettably reported new 194 COVID-19 related deaths- 12 from Eastern Cape, 61 from Gauteng, 57 from KwaZulu Natal, 60 from Western Cape.
This brings the total of reported COVID-19 related deaths to 13 502. The number of recoveries currently stands at 525 242 which translates to a recovery rate of 85%.
South Africans are urged to wash their hands with water and soap or with alcohol based sanitiser and to always maintain social distance.