There are 145 new cases in SA – taking the total to 2173; but the health minister says public lab testing is gaining pace. No new deaths were reported – but there have been 25 in the country so far.

There have been 80 085 tests conducted so far. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said that public lab tests are increasing, with 3192 of 5032 tests conducted in the past day being done in public labs.

A police officer in the Western Cape has tested positive for Covid-19. Its been confirmed that a warrant officer at the Athlone police station in the Western Cape has tested positive for Covid-19. This is the first police officer in the province to test positive. As a result, the station was immediately evacuated on Saturday and all officers who were on the same shift were placed in self-isolation. There are about 20 of them who have been placed in self-isolation pending their tests results.

And in other news, Covid-19 has hit the East London Correctional Centre, where 23 correctional services officials and three inmates tested positive for the virus. Justice Minister Ronald Lamola confirmed on Sunday 26 cases have been detected in the female section. Lamola said more people have been tested and are waiting on the results.