The national department of Health says further 300 people have succumbed to Covid-19 on Sunday.

The Western Cape has recorded the most deaths with 105.

It’s followed by Kwa-Zulu Natal with 70, Gauteng 45, the Eastern Cape 43, the Free State 15, North West 14, and the Northern Cape 5.

This brings the national death toll to to 40,874.

The department says a total of 8,147 new Covid-19 infections have been confirmed, taking the accumulative cases to more 1.4 million cases.

Authorities say more than 1.2 million people have recovered from the virus, which is a recovery rate of 87%.

Meanwhile, in the Western Cape, there’re 22 893 active cases and 9,842 people have died.