South Africa now has over 20 000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 369 deaths, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Friday night.
Mkhize said there were 988 new infections, taking the total cases to 20 125, while there were also 28 more deaths, taking the death toll to 369.
The new deaths were from the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.
Since Monday, 102 people have died in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape and in other parts of the country, during the same period, 34 people have died.
The country is currently in Day 57 of its national lockdown, which was instituted to curb the spread of the virus.
Early this month, South Africa eased into level 4 of the national lockdown, which allowed just over one million people to return to work.
Mkhize said 543 000 people had now been tested for the virus, with the last 18 000 tests conducted over the last 24 hours.IOL