Covid-19 continues to spread across SA, with the highest number of active cases detected in the Western Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
The department of health and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported 354 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 4,004,555 since the pandemic hit SA.
The Western Cape reported 1,544 active cases, the Free State 1,216, KwaZulu-Natal 876 and Gauteng 762.
Limpopo had the lowest number of reported active cases at 40, followed by the Northern Cape (66) and North West (101).
Five deaths were reported, though these did not occur in the 24 to 48 hours before the report. It brings the total number of fatalities to 101,982.
There had been an increase of 18 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.