Less than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in South Africa in the last 24 hours.
The health department says 1,985 new cases have been identified, with a total of 627,041 confirmed COVID-19 cases in SA.
Seven provinces reported coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24-hour cycle.
Eight patients died in the North West, 24 in the Western Cape, 23 in Limpopo, 20 in Gauteng, 16 in the Free State, 9 in the Northern Cape, and one in KwaZulu-Natal.
The number of tests conducted is 3,693,721 with 18,849 new tests conducted.
The recovery rate remains at 86 percent with just under 72,000 active cases countrywide.
In other news – Kelly Khumalo opens up on how Senzo Meyiwa’s death has affected her life
Songstress and reality TV star Kelly Khumalo has again opened up about how the death of her daughter’s father and former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has affected her life, especially the “intense” hate she’s experienced as a result of his unsolved murder.
Senzo was gunned down at Kelly’s family home in Vosloorus during an alleged house robbery in 2014. Learn More