Tebogo Msimanga |
Over the last 24 hours, 668 529 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in South Africa and 1 480 new cases have been identified.
The total number of reported COVID-19 related deaths in South Africa currently stands at 16 312..
The total number of tests conducted to date is 4 117 079 with 14 917 new tests conducted since the last report.
Health Ministry reported 29 new COVID-19 related deaths, 5 from Eastern Cape, 5 from Gauteng, 5 from KwaZulu Natal, 2 Limpopo , 4 Western Cape and 8 from Northern Cape.
The recovery rate is 89.%, meaning that 599 149 people have so far recovered.
People are urged to observe social distancing and wash their hands with soap and water or alcohol based sanitizer.