Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced 288 more Covid-19 related deaths and 2781 new infections.
This takes South Africa’s Covid-19 infections to over 1.47 million infections since March, with the death toll now at 47 670 virus related deaths..
The number of recoveries in the country stands at over 1.3 million recoveries, which means there is a recovery rate of about 93% currently.
Mkhize said they had now tested over 8.6 million people in the private and public sector, with over 15 500 tests conducted in the past 24 hours.
The Eastern Cape province has the most deaths, followed by the Western Cape, KZN and Gauteng.
Of the latest deaths, Mkhize said the majority of the deceased came from Gauteng, Eastern Cape and the Free State