A health worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine on 2 October 2021 in Cape Town.
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More than 24 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have
been administered in South Africa.South Africa recorded 136 new confirmed cases of
Covid-19 on Monday.Five new deaths have been recorded, bringing the
confirmed death toll to 89 489.More than 24 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have
been administered in South Africa.
According to the Department of Health, 24 082 686
vaccine doses have been administered, as of Monday. Of those, 131 206 were
administered in the last 24-hour reporting period. To date, 13 458 962 adults
are fully vaccinated, and 299 975 children have received one vaccine dose.
Healthcare workers are currently eligible for a
booster shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, with 33 170 shots having
been administered in the last week.
Meanwhile, the country recorded 136 new confirmed
Covid-19 infections on Monday and five deaths, bringing the confirmed death
toll to 89 489.
According to a statement by the National Institute
for Communicable Diseases (NICD), as of Monday, the country recorded 2 926 075
“The NICD… reports that 136 new Covid-19 cases
have been identified in South Africa, representing a 0.9% positivity
rate,” the NICD said.
The majority of new cases on Monday were from
Gauteng (43%), followed by the Western Cape (16%), NICD spokesperson Sinenhlanhla
Jimoh said. KwaZulu-Natal accounted for 13% of new cases; the Northern Cape and
North West 7% each; Mpumalanga 6%; the Eastern Cape 5%; and the Free State 4%.
Gauteng recorded 58 new cases on Monday, the
Western Cape 22 and KwaZulu-Natal 17.
There were 18 new hospital admissions in the last
24-hour cycle, and 3 561 people were in hospital with Covid-19.
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