South Africa has recorded 1 987 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to date to 754 256.

The country has also recorded 119 new COVID-19 related fatalities on Tuesday.

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

“Regrettably, we report 119 more COVID-19 related deaths: 36 from Eastern Cape, 22 from the Free State, 42 from Gauteng, 7 from KwaZulu-Natal, 1 from Mpumalanga and 11 from the Western Cape,” says Dr Mkhize.

This brings the total number of deaths to 20 433.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5 160 877.

Recoveries now stand at 696 820 which translates to a recovery rate of 92.4%.