NATIONAL NEWS - South Africa has recorded another 13,973 Covid-19 cases, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Saturday evening.
Since Friday, 384 deaths attributed to the coronavirus were also recorded. This brings the official death toll to 36,851.
Nearly 60,000 tests were conducted since Friday and the recovery rate now stands at 81.7%.
Most of the recorded deaths stemmed from KwaZulu-Natal with 125 fatalities. The Eastern Cape recorded 39 deaths, the Free State 12, Gauteng 68, Limpopo 26, Mpumalanga 7, the Norther Cape 12 and the Western Cape 95.
The novel coronavirus has now killed at least 2,009,991 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP on Saturday.
The United States is the worst-affected country with 392,139 deaths, followed by Brazil with 208,246 deaths, India with 152,093 fatalities, Mexico with 139,022 and Britain with 87,295.