The Department of Health has confirmed that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 693 359 with 888 new cases identified since the last report.
The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 418 418 with 10 977 new tests conducted since the last report.
The Department reported 83 more COVID-19 related deaths: 17 from Eastern Cape, 43 from the Free State, 2 from KwaZulu Natal, 11 from Gauteng, 3 in North West and 7 from Western Cape.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 17 863.
Of the 83 deaths reported today, 8 occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 1 in the Free State, 2 in Gauteng and 5 in the Western Cape.
South Africa’s recoveries now stand at 624 659 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.