South Africa has seen its highest ever number of daily Covid-19 deaths, with a total with 839 fatalities in the past 24 hours.

All provinces have recorded deaths on Tuesday.

Kwa-Zulu Natal had the most deaths with 263, followed by Limpopo with 238, Western Cape 130, the Eastern Cape 102, Gauteng 48, North West 25, the Free State 20, Mpumalanga 11, and the Northern Cape 2.

The total number of confirmed fatalities stands at 38,288.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says a total of 9 780 new Covid-19 cases were recorded across the country over the same period.

The cumulative number of cases identified in South Africa is more than 1,3 million.

Meanwhile in the Western Cape, the Western Cape has 32 601 active cases and 9,344 people have died.