As at last night 1 633 new cases of covid-19 were identified, taking the number of cases above 638 000 in South Africa. Gauteng remains the epicenter of the virus with over 212 000 infections reported. Recoveries in the country from have increased to 563 891 with the recovery rate at 88%. Regrettably, there were 110 more COVID-19 related deaths. This takes the death toll up to 14 889 in South Africa.