South Africa has recorded 1 923 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases to 653 444.

The country has also recorded 64 new COVID-19 related fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 15 705.

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

“Regrettably, we report 64 more COVID-19 related deaths: “24 from KwaZulu-Natal, 14 from Gauteng, 9 from Western Cape, 6 from Northern Cape and 11 from Mpumalanga,” says Dr Mkhize.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 3 961 179.

The number of recoveries now stands at 584 195, this translates to a recovery rate of 89,4%.