South Africa has recorded 2 128 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases to 655 572.
The country has also recorded 67 new COVID-19 related fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 15 772.
In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says most of the new deaths were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal.
“Regrettably, we report 67 more COVID-19 related deaths: “20 from KwaZulu-Natal, 13 from Gauteng, 12 from Western Cape, 19 from Limpopo and 3 from the Eastern Cape,” says Dr Mkhize.
The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 3 983 533.
The number of recoveries now stands at 585 303, this translates to a recovery rate of 89,3%.
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) September 17, 2020