It is clear that President Ramaphosa’s latest Vooma Vaccination campaign is rendering positive results. Over the past 24 hours, SA has administered 52 556 Covid-19 vaccines. This is 43 137 more shots compared to last Sunday.
According to the Department of Health, SA has now distributed 17 875 187 vaccines since the start of the inoculation programme.
National Covid-19 and vaccination update
As of the latest updates, SA now has 9 075 189 fully vaccinated adults. 37 982 of these people have either received the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine or the second dose of the Pfizer jab.
Furthermore, the total amount of identified Covid-19 cases stands at 2 906 422 after 809 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours.
“Of the new cases, the majority of new infections were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal (177), followed by the Western Cape (156), Eastern Cape (127), Gauteng (97), Northern Cape (87).”
According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the new infections came at a 3.4% positivity rate. And in addition, 27 more people have died due to the disease, pushing the total to 87 780 deaths.
However, the number of patients who recovered from Covid-19 stands at 2 906 422. This translates to a recovery rate of 95.6%. At the moment, there are 6 268 patients being treated for Covid-19. These patients are treated in both public and private health institutions across SA.
Media Statement: SA administers 52 556 new COVID-19 vaccines