SA recorded 528 Covid-19 related deaths and 6,141 new infections within the past 24 hours.
In a statement, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Friday night that the entire number of fatalities so far to 43,633 and therefore the total number of infections to 1,443,939.
The new infections come from 47,345 tests, at a positivity rate of 12.97%.
Of the newly recorded deaths, 195 were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal, 126 in Gauteng, 95 within the Eastern Cape, 52 within the Western Cape, 23 in Mpumalanga, 16 in Limpopo, 11 in the Northern Cape and ten within the Free State.
To date, 1,284,781 recoveries are recorded at a recovery rate of 89%.