Covid-19: South Africa administers close to 17 million vaccines to date

Covid-19: South Africa administers close to 17 million vaccines to date

PRETORIA, Sept 28 (NNN-SANEWS) — South Africa has administered 16,999,722 doses of COVID-19 jabs as of Monday evening, the Department of Health said.

The tally includes the two-dose Pfizer vaccine as well as the single shot of the Johnson & Johnson jab.

According to the latest data, 159,732 vaccines were distributed in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the number of fully vaccinated adults has now gone up to 8,501,712, while 12,268,451 people had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 shot. 

In addition, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) logged 578 new COVID-19 infections.

The dashboard shows that the majority of new cases are from KwaZulu-Natal after 126 people were confirmed to have contracted the virus.

Gauteng is trailing behind KwaZulu-Natal with 108 infections, 92 in the Western Cape, 86 in Free State and 50 in the Eastern Cape.

“This increase represents a 3.8% positivity rate,” the NICD added.

This means the country has 2,897,521 laboratory-confirmed cases to date, while the death toll stands at 87,216 after 164 more patients succumbed to the disease.

The NICD confirmed on Saturday that South Africa’s third wave was officially over, as the national seven-day moving average of daily case numbers, positivity rate and testing rate continue to drop, with sustained decreases in all provinces

Meanwhile, the public health institute said 17,588,025 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors, while 6,931 people are currently hospitalised.

“There has been an increase of 85 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.”

According to the World Health Organisation, as of Sept 27, 2021, there have been 231,703,120 reported cases of COVID-19, 4,746,620 deaths and 5,924,819,985 administered vaccine doses. — NNN-SAnews


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