Over 5,000 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the last 24-hour reporting period.
This brings the total number of active cases in the country to 61,557.
Gauteng accounts for most of these.
The health department said 45 more people have succumbed to the virus, taking the death toll to 56,974.
Over 1.5-million people have recovered.
Over 1.3-million people have now been vaccinated.
The government is urging people to continue following precautionary measures.
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) June 6, 2021
In other news – Update: Hundreds of members gather outside Church in disbelief over Prophet TB Joshua’s death – Photos
The world woke up to the sad news of the death of a well-known ‘man of God’, Prophet TB Joshua who according to his social media platforms passed away moments after a church service.
From an Instagram post on his page, it is written: “PROPHET TB JOSHUA – JUNE 12th 1963 to JUNE 5th 2021. “Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.” – Amos 3:7. On Saturday 5th June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting: Learn More