The Department of Health has confirmed a sharp increase in the Covid-19 death toll after 52 fatalities were recorded, the highest in 24 hours.
The figures also represent a sharp increase of new cases which brings the total positive cases to more than 23 600.
49 of the latest deaths are in
the Western Cape.
The department says 596 777 tests have been conducted to date with almost 13 000 in the past 24 hours.
The number of positive coronavirus cases has increased to 23 615.
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