# South Africa has recorded 868 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. Gauteng recorded the majority of cases followed by the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape. A further 51 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing the total fatalities to 89-thousand-635 to date. The country’s recovery rate is at 96.3 percent. The Department of Health has now added the rapid antigen tests on the line of Covid-19 statistics. Rapid antigen tests have been increasingly used by healthcare professionals to diagnose the virus.