South Africa has
reached its target of inoculating more than 80 000 frontline workers with
the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19.
South Africa has reached its target of inoculating more than 80 000 frontline workers with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19.
A statement released by Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize shows that 83 570 health workers have received the jab since the arrival of the vaccines last month.
“We are very encouraged that our first target of exhausting the first batch of 80 000 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson in two weeks has been achieved and exceeded.
“We have taken every opportunity to learn from this process and continue to refine the programme in preparation for rollout to the larger community in the subsequent phase,” reads the statement by Mkhize.
The latest data released on Wednesday night, show the number of people who have been infected with coronavirus has increased to 1 516 262.
Covid-19 fatalities now stand at 50 366.
The country’s recovery rate is at 1 434 772, representing a recovery rate of 94.6%.
The cumulative number of #COVID19 cases in SA is 1 516 262 with 1 447 new cases identified. Regrettably, a further 95 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported which brings the total to 50 366 deaths.Our recoveries now stand at 1 434 772, representing a recovery rate of 94,6% pic.twitter.com/UFZ6nI7sWT— Department of Health (@HealthZA) March 3, 2021
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