As of Sunday, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in the country was 703 793, with 1 662 new cases identified since the last report.
The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 549 478, with 21 337 new tests conducted since the last report.
“Regrettably, there’s 63 more COVID-19 related deaths: nine in the Eastern Cape and 54 in KwaZulu-Natal. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 18 471.
“Of the deaths reported today, none were reported to have occurred in the last 24 – 48 hours,” the Minister of health Dr Zweli Mkhize said.
“Our recoveries now stand at 634 543, which translates to a recovery rate of 90%,” the Minister said.