A staggering 24,270 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in South Africa in the last 24 hours. The highest in this third wave.
This has now pushed the known caseload in the country to 2 019 826.
Three hundred and three people have succumbed to the virus in the same period, which brings the total death toll to 61,332.
The Department of Health said 1 773 930 people have so far recovered from the virus, with a recovery rate of 87.8%.