The news came just after 164 097 jabs were distributed on Tuesday, which pushed the tally to 17 176 603 since the start of the country’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout programme.
According to the Department of Health, SA is now home to 8 611 747 fully vaccinated adults. From this amount, 102 399 people either received their second shot of Pfizer vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson jab in the last 24 hours.
Most of the new Covid-19 cases were reported in KZN
However, with that being said, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported 1 367 new Covid-19 cases. This brings the number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 898 888.
The majority of these new infections were reported in KwaZulu-Natal, with 372 new confirmed cases. Thereafter, the Western Cape follows with 241 new cases, Gauteng with 190, 185 in the Eastern Cape, and 169 confirmed cases in the Free State.
“This increase represents an 8.6% positivity rate,” the NICD explained.
According to the latest data, the death toll now stands at 87 417.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there have been 232 075 351 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 4 752 988 deaths globally.
Media Statement: SA passes 17 million mark for COVID-19 jabs