South Africa has recorded 903 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases to 671 669.
The country has also recorded 188 new COVID-19 related fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 16 586.
In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says most of the new deaths were recorded in the Free State.
“Regrettably, we report 188 more COVID-19 related deaths: “3 from the Eastern Cape, 1 from KwaZulu-Natal, 2 from Gauteng, 4 from the Western Cape and 178 from the Free State,” says Dr Mkhize.
The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 152 480.
The number of recoveries now stands at 604 478, this translates to a recovery rate of 90%.
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