Tebogo Msimanga |
Over the last 24 hours, 698 184 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in South Africa and 1 770 new cases have been identified.
The total number of reported COVID-19 related deaths in South Africa currently stands at 18 039.
Health Ministry reported 158 new COVID-19 related deaths, 22 from Eastern Cape , 70 from Gauteng, 5 from Limpopo, 19 Free State, and 4 from Western Cape, 22 Eastern 38 Cape, and 50 from KwaZulu Natal.
The recovery rate is 90% meaning that 628 301 people have so far recovered.
People are urged to observe social distancing and wash their hands with soap and water or alcohol based sanitizer.