Mkhize also reported that there obtain been 72 Covid-19 associated deaths in the past 24 hours.
The newest figures mean that there are now 1,637,848 cumulative cases and 55,874 cumulative fatalities since the outbreak of the coronavirus in SA in March last yr.
Of the new deaths, 21 obtain been in the Free Say, 13 obtain been in Limpopo and the Western Cape, seven obtain been in Gauteng, six obtain been in the Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape.
Mkhize also reported that there obtain been now 171,860 folks that had obtained the first jab of the 2-dose Pfizer vaccine in the course of SA.
SA records 2,300 new Covid-19 cases as positivity rate passes 10%