South Africa has recorded 1 027 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 683 242.
Gauteng has the highest number of cases with 221320, which is 32.4% of the total number of cases.
The number of COVID-related deaths has risen to 17 103.
“Regrettably, we report 87 more COVID-19 related deaths: Four from Eastern Cape, 35 from KwaZulu-Natal, 28 from Gauteng, 5 from North West and 15 from Western Cape,” says the Department of Health in a statement.
The number of recoveries now stands at 616 857 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) October 6, 2020
Below are the latest coronavirus stats in SA