The total number of cases in South Africa has risen to 7220 making it the first African country to record over 7000 Coronavirus cases with Egypt closely behind after recording 6,813.
South Africa has conducted a total of 257,541 test samples and 11,794 tests in the last 24 hours cycle.
New cases of Covid-19 related deaths recorded stands at 7 in the last 24 hours cycle with 6 recorded in the Western Cape and 1 in KwaZulu-Natal bringing the total number of deaths to 138 nationwide.
The current mortality rate is stable at 1.9% since the first death was reported and relatively lower than the World Health Organisation global average mortality rate projected at 3.4%.
The Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize in his statement urged all South Africans to stay indoors and always wear face masks if they have to venture outside while maintaining social distancing. Also, the regular washing of hands and disinfecting areas that are frequently touched.
Compiled by Abiodun Abidoye