Over 592 000 covid-19 cases have been reported in South Africa with 2 258 new cases identified as at last night. In Gauteng over 200 000 cases have been reported. The recoveries now stand above 485 000, taking the recovery rate up to 82%. A further 282 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported. Gauteng had 89 recent death making it the province with the recent highest number of deaths. This current covid-19 death toll reported in the country has risen to 12 264.