Another South African has died of the coronavirus, bringing the known total to 12.

Health minister Zweli Mkhize says the latest casualty is a 57-year-old man from the Western Cape.

The number of confirmed cases has increased by 31, bringing the total to one-thousand-686.

Worldwide, more than one-point-27-million people have been infected by Covid-19 and just under 70-thousand-400 deaths have been recorded.

Coronavirus cases across Africa are now above seven-thousand and numbers are expected to leap in the coming weeks.