Health minister Zweli Mkhize reported 82 more Covid-19 related deaths in an update on the pandemic on Tuesday evening.
“As of today, a cumulative total of 640,441 confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded, with 1,079 new cases identified,” he said in a statement.
Most of latest deaths were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal (27), the Western Cape (20) and Gauteng (15). Nine deaths were reported in the Eastern Cape, six in the Free State, and five in the Northern Cape.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 15,086 in South Africa.
Covid-19 related deaths have resurged in some parts of the world.
India recorded its highest daily deaths from the virus in more than a month on Tuesday, Reuters reported earlier in the day.
The country’s health ministry said 1,133 people had died of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, the highest since July, taking total mortalities to 72,775.
India surpassed Brazil on Monday to become the country with the highest number of coronavirus cases outside the US.