South Africa has 572 new Covid-19 related deaths - the biggest spike in a single day - with most fatalities recorded in the Eastern Cape.

The cumulative number of deaths is now 5 940, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement on Wednesday night.

The total number of confirmed infections in the country is now 394 948.

The number of recoveries currently stands at 229 175 which translates to a recovery rate of 58%.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 2 585 474.
SA's Covid-19 death