South Africa has recorded 140 more Covid-19 related deaths on Monday, bringing the death toll to 5,173.

The Western Cape has the highest number of deaths at 2,669.

It’s followed by Gauteng at 999, the Eastern Cape at 871 and KwaZulu Natal at 479.

The Health Department says a total of 9,300 new infections were recorded in the past 24 hours.

The cumulative number of cases stand 373 628.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said that 194 865 people have recovered.

South Africa remains fifth on the list of countries with the most cases, but its number of deaths are far below that of the United States, Brazil, India and Russia.