The Western Cape, which is among the hotspot areas for COVID-19 is still leading other provinces with 17 754 confirmed cases followed by Gauteng with 3 329, and Eastern Cape with 3 306 people tested positive for the virus.
KwaZulu-Natal has recorded 2 349 confirmed cases, Free State 225, Limpopo 144, North West 134, Mpumalanga 111, and Northern Cape 51.
“Regrettable, we report more COVID-19 related deaths. This brings the total national deaths to 577. The recoveries to date are 14 370 which translates to a recovery rate of 52, 4%,” Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, said on Thursday.