The Covid-19 recovery rate in South Africa now stands at 68%, while the total number of confirmed cases is now at 511,485, with 8,195 new cases identified on Sunday.
In a statement, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced that the official death toll now stands at 8, 336.
A total of 213 new Covid-19 deaths were reported, 40 from Gauteng, 31 from KwaZulu Natal, 25 from the Eastern Cape, 43 from the Western Cape, 53 from the Free State, and 23 from Limpopo.
Meanwhile Eastern Cape Health MEC Sindiswa Gomba’s personal messenger and ANC Youth League regional task team member Ayanda Matinise was caught by the King William’s Town police on Saturday afternoon and charged with transporting alcohol in a state vehicle.
Police spokesperson Colonel Sibongile Soci said Matinise had been charged with contravening the regulations of the Disaster Management Act, driving an unauthorised state vehicle, and attempted bribery of SAPS members.
He was stopped at the busy Buffalo Street in the King William’s Town CBD while trying to flee from the police.