South Africa has recorded 1 346 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases to 663 282.

The country has also recorded 126 new COVID-19 related fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 16 118.

In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says most of the new deaths were recorded in the KwaZulu-Natal.

“Regrettably, we report 126 more COVID-19 related deaths: “5 from Eastern Cape, 54 from KwaZulu-Natal, 45 from Gauteng, 5 from North West and 17 from Western Cape,” says Dr Mkhize.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 064 117.

The number of recoveries now stands at 592 904, this translates to a recovery rate of 89,4%.