This comes ahead of the expiry of the Declaration of a National State of Disaster this coming Saturday.
The coronavirus was declared a national disaster five months ago on March 15. The first 90 days expired on June 15.
South Africa records 6 670 new coronavirus cases, 198 deaths on Sunday
South Africa has continued to see a drop in the daily number of 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.”
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) August 9, 2020
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.