South Africa’s COVID-19 deaths have climbed to 611 following 34 fatalities in the past 24 hours. The confirmed number of infections now stands at 29 240.

The country has recorded 1 837 new infections.

Latest COVID-19 stats for SA below:

As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed #COVID19 cases in South Africa is 29 240, total number of deaths is 611 and the recoveries to date are 14 370.

The continued rise comes as the country prepares for Level-3 lockdown, which will allow more businesses to resume operation. Some learners are also due back to school on Monday, raising fears of a further rise in infections.