South Africa's Covid-19 death toll nears 56 000

South Africa's Covid-19 death toll nears 56 000

The Covid-19 death toll in South Africa has moved closer to the grim milestone of 56 000. 

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One hundred and two more people have died, after they were diagnosed with the virus - with 11 of those fatalities occurring in KwaZulu-Natal. 

The Health Ministry says just over 3 000 new infections have been reported in the last 24-hour cycle. 

Active cases in the country have now surpassed the 41 000 mark. 

READ: KZN Health targets 955k Phase 2 vaccinations by mid-September

The department's given us a breakdown of the number of people registering for the Covid vaccine. 

By midnight, almost 530 000 people had put their names down for the jab in KZN.

Compared to the rest of the country, KZN's administered the most number of Pfizer doses in phase two of the rollout - at a little over 80 000.  The figure nationwide stands at 221 000. 

People over 60 have been making their way to vaccination sites in KZN to receive their shot. 

READ: Mkhize reveals Covid-19 hospitalisation and new cases have risen by 17%

This resident received her vaccine at Addington Hospital yesterday.

"It was a lovely experience coming here and I would recommend anybody that wants to have it done - come here rather." 

This woman also went to Addington Hospital and says she also had a pleasant experience.

"It was absolutely wonderful. Everyone was so helpful and so nice. We were in and out in an hour and 15 minutes. My friend got it done in 45 minutes. I was registered but we weren't called but my friend phoned me and said she'd come down and it was fantastic."

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