SA’s latest Covid-19 statistics as of 27 December

South Africa had 9,502 new Covid-19 coronavirus cases, according to health minister Zweli Mhkize.

There have been a total of 26,735 deaths to date from a total of 1,004,413 confirmed positive cases with 166,849 from the Eastern Cape. There have been 844,874 recoveries.

With 274,272 confirmed cases, Gauteng has the highest number of infections nationwide.