South Africa has recorded 27 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 339.

Among those who died are a 2-day day and a healthcare worker in Western Cape.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says the baby was born prematurely and therefore, had lung difficulties which required ventilation support immediately after birth.

” The mother had tested positive for Covid-19 and the child subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 as well. It is important to appreciate the complexities of the underlying condition of prematurity”.

The department says the number of confirmed cases in the country has increased to 18,003, in the last 24 hours.

A total of 8,950 recoveries have been recorded, and this indicates that the country has 8,714 active cases.