Health minister Zweli Mkhize has cautiously welcomed the decline in SA's Covid-19 infections.

SOUTH Africa’s Covid-19 statistics, dated September 11 and released by the Department of Health, shows an 88,9 per cent recovery rate.

Nationally the active number of cases is 56 434.

An additional 20 713 tests were conducted bringing the total number of tests to 3 884 166.

1 960 new cases were reported bringing the cumulative total to 646 398.

On Friday, the Health Ministry announced that 113 more people had died from Covid-19-related illnesses.

The total Covid-19 fatality count now stands at 15 378.

“Regrettably, we report 113 more Covid-19 related deaths: 19 from KwaZulu-Natal, 19 from Gauteng, 16 from Eastern Cape, 2 from Free State, 18 from Western Cape, 24 from Mpumalanga and 15 from Northern Cape. Our recoveries now stand at 574 587 which translates to a recovery rate of 88,9%,” the ministry said.

(COMPILED BY INSIDE POLITICS STAFF)

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