30,967 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa as deaths climb to 643

Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that there are now 131,800 total cases of coronavirus in South Africa.

This is an increase of 7,210 cases from 124,590 cases reported on Friday – and a record 24-hour high for the country.

The minister announced 73 new Covid-19 related deaths, taking the total up to 2,413, and a mortality rate of 1.8%, while recoveries increased to 67,094 which translates to a recovery rate of 50.9%.

A total of 1.52 million tests have been conducted to date, with 35,905 tests conducted over the past 24 hours, Dr Mkhize said.

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