The Health Ministry of South Africa has stated on Sunday evening that the country recorded a total of 1,575 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease in its last 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 692,471.
The Ministry said at least 107 more people died of COVID-19, putting the total number of fatalities at 17,780.
Recoveries exceed 623,765 and over 4.4 million COVID-19 tests have been performed since the first case was reported in the country in March.
South Africa continues to be the country with the highest COVID-19 infections in Africa.
More than 37.3 million people have tested positive for the virus globally, while over a million have died, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 26 million people have recovered.