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%.