South Africa has recorded 1 745 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases to 676 084.

The country has also recorded 132 new COVID-19 related fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 16 866.

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

“Regrettably, we report 132 more COVID-19 related deaths: “49 from KwaZulu-Natal, 41 from Mpumalanga, 8 from Gauteng, 7 from the North West, 7 from the Northern Cape, 6 from Western Cape and 14 from the Free State,” says Dr Mkhize.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 209 049.

The number of recoveries now stands at 609 854, this translates to a recovery rate of 90%.