A total of 4 236 new Covid-19 cases were reported in South Africa in the latest 24-hour cycle.
The cumulative number of cases identified in the country now stands at 1,632, 572.
The Health department also reported that 53 people succumbed to the virus in the same period: Gauteng 27, Free State 17, KwaZulu-Natal 5, Western Cape 3 and Eastern Cape 1. No fatalities were reported in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and Northern Cape.
This brings the country’s known death toll to 55, 772.
The recovery rate now stands at 94.2% – meaning just over 1.5 million people have so far recovered.
Just over 642,000 vaccination jabs have been administered.
In the Western Cape the number of vaccination sites will increase to 53 as of Monday.
“This is part of our scale-up approach where we will bring more sites online regularly, as we significantly increase the number of vaccinations administered daily,” Premier Alan Winde said on Saturday.