South Africa has recorded the highest number of covid-19 related deaths in a single day with 572 fatalities on Wednesday.

The national death toll now stands at 5,940.

The majority of the new fatalities were confirmed in the Eastern Cape with 400.

It’s followed by Gauteng with 114, the Western Cape with 35, KwaZulu Natal with 18 and the Free State with 5.

A total of 13,150 new infections were recorded in the past 24 hour cycle.

The cumulative number of confirmed cases stand 394 948.

The Health Department says 229 174 people have recovered.

This means that there’re 159 833 active cases in South Africa.

Meanwhile, the Western Cape has 12,135 active cases and 2,746 people have died.