South Africa has recorded 162 more Covid-19 related deaths on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 11,839.

Of the new fatalities the Eastern Cape, had the highest number of deaths at 70.

It’s followed by Gauteng at 27, KwaZulu Natal at 21, the Western Cape at 20, North West at 18, and the Free State at 6.

The department says a total of 3,692 new infections were confirmed over the past 254 hour cycle, bringing the number of cumulative number of confirmed cases to 587 345

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize said 472 377 people have recovered, which translates to a recovery rate of 80%.

This means the country has 103 129 active cases.

Meanwhile the Western Cape has 6,336 active cases and 3,573 people have died.