South Africa has recorded 37 more COVID-19 related deaths on Wednesday.
In a statement, the Health Ministry says 7 more coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in the Eastern Cape, one in KwaZulu-Natal and 29 in Western Cape.
This brings the total national deaths to 792.
Some 1 713 new cases were reported in South Africa in the last 24 hours, taking the total confirmed cases to 37 525 as of Wednesday.
The Eastern Cape and Western Cape provinces now account for 78% of all positive cases.
“Additional attention is being directed to Eastern Cape to ensure the province can adequately respond to limit the escalation of infection,” reads the statement in part.
More than 24 000 tests have been done in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, lobby group AfriForum says it will continue to fight human rights.
This after the High Court in Pretoria ruled that COVID-19 patients may not be forced into state quarantine facilities.
The group brought the case against the government.
Current national lockdown regulations stipulate that anyone who tests positive for the coronavirus, regardless of whether they show symptoms, will be placed in a government isolation facility.