Covid-19 jabs: 1 million elderly inoculated in SA

Covid-19 jabs: 1 million elderly inoculated in SA

One million senior citizens aged 60 years and above have been vaccinated under government’s phase two mass vaccination against Covid-19.

South Africa Covid19 Vaccine - AFP

This was confirmed by Health Department Director General Sandile Buthelezi on Tuesday evening.

The government roll-out has been criticised for being too slow, with warnings that it was likely to miss its own targets.

So far, a total of 1 433 730 people have been vaccinated – including the health care workers who received their Johnson and Johnson vaccines during the Sisonke trial.

As for the latest Covid-19 statistics, South Africa has recorded 4 209 new cases over the past 24-hour reporting cycle. 

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This represents a 13.1% positivity rate.

The country’s total identified cases stands at 1 704 058 and 59 860 of these are active cases.

A further 120 people have succumbed to the virus, bringing total fatalities to 57 183 to date.

The country’s recovery rate stands at 93,0%

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