South Africa recorded 12 204 new Covid-19 cases and 312 new deaths over the past 24 hours, the health ministry confirmed on Saturday.
The country now has a cumulative total of 434 200 confirmed cases and 6 655 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Among the latest deaths reported, 209 from were from Gauteng, 37 from the Eastern Cape, 37 from KwaZulu-Natal and 18 from the Western Cape, while 4 were recorded in the Northern Cape.
To date, 263 054 people have recovered from the disease, which equates to a recovery rate of 60.6%, the department said.
Countrywide 46 324 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, bring the total number of tests done over the past months to 2 730 812.