South Africa has recorded a total of 706,304 positive cases of Covid-19, the health department has announced.
1,050 new cases were recorded on Tuesday.
164 more deaths have also been recorded: 46 from Eastern Cape, 41 from the Free State, 52 from Gauging, 1 from Mpumalanga, 2 from Northern Cape, 8 from Western Cape, 9 from KwaZulu-Natal and 5 from Limpopo.
This brings the total number Covid-19 related deaths to 18,656.
“We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients,” said the department.