South Africa has recorded 725 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases to 661 936.
The country has also recorded 39 new COVID-19 related fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 15 992.
In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says most of the new deaths were recorded in the North West.
“Regrettably, we report 39 more COVID-19 related deaths: “16 from North West, 1 from KwaZulu-Natal, 9 from Gauteng, 9 from Eastern Cape and 4 from Western Cape,” says Dr Mkhize.
The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 047 723.
The number of recoveries now stands at 591 208, this translates to a recovery rate of 89,3%.
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) September 21, 2020