Covid-19: South Africa records 3 285 new confirmed cases and 89 deaths

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South Africa recorded 3 285 new Covid-19 infections on Monday and 89 related deaths, taking the toll to 57 063.

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Of the 89 deaths, 25 were recorded in Gauteng, 23 in the Free State, 18 in the Western Cape, 17 in Limpopo, four in the Northern Cape, and one each in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize conveyed his condolences to the loved ones of the dead and thanked the healthcare workers who treated them.

He added as of Monday, the country recorded 1 699 849 confirmed cases.

Gauteng recorded the most with 476 514, followed by KZN with 341 175.

"The cumulative total tests conducted to date is 11 899 793, with 23 199 new tests recorded since the last report," said Mkhize.

He added the recovery rate was now 1 581 540, representing a rate of 93%.

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