The rise in cases comes as the government ramps up rapid testing across the country.
While announcing the new numbers, South African Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize said 108,021 tests have so far been conducted, mostly in the private sector.
“We are very pleased that the number of tests being conducted on a daily basis has significantly increased,” Dr Mkhize said.
Two more deaths were recorded during the 24-hour period, bringing the total to 52.
The government has warned those burying those who succumb to coronavirus to adhere to strict regulations to avoid contracting the disease as well.
The health ministry indicated that only 241 of the infected people across the country are currently in hospital with just 36 patients in ICU.