South Africa has continued to see a drop in the daily number of new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections compared to the last few weeks, recording 6 670 new cases on Sunday.  This brings the total cumulative number of confirmed cases to  559 858.

In a statement, the health ministry has also confirmed 198 new COVID-19 related deaths.

“Eighty from Eastern Cape; 32 from Gauteng; 63 from KwaZulu Natal and 23 from Western Cape. This brings the cumulative total of reported COVID-19 related deaths to 10 408.”

The number of recoveries currently stands at 411 147 which translates to a recovery rate of 73%.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 250 583 with 30 318 new tests conducted since the last report.