Dr. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced the latest Covid-19 statistics for South Africa on Saturday night.
A total of 65,736 persons have already tested positive, of which 36 850 (56%) have recovered. The number of deaths stands at 1 423 (2.2%) after another 69 Covid-19 related deaths were reported. A total of 36 deaths have been reported in the Western Cape over the past 24 hours, nine in the Eastern Cape and 24 in Gauteng.
A total of 1 087 887 tests have already been done of which 27 462 have been done in the last 24 hours.