Over 18 700 COVID-19 jabs administered on Sunday

Over 18 700 COVID-19 jabs administered on Sunday

On Sunday, South Africa gave 18 718 COVID-19 immunizations, including those given to youngsters aged 12 to 17.

Since the vaccination program began, the country has distributed a total of 21 321 996 doses to 14 709 707 persons.

Furthermore, according to the latest data from the Department of Health, South Africa has 11 560 623 completely vaccinated persons.

Meanwhile, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) recorded 300 new COVID-19 new infections, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 919 632.

“This increase represents a 1.4% positivity rate,” the NICD explained, adding that the seven-day moving average daily number of cases was on a decline.

The dashboard shows that KwaZulu-Natal logged the highest number of new infections after 69 people were confirmed to have contracted the virus.

The province is followed by 57 cases in the Western Cape, 31 in the Northern Cape and 27 in the Eastern Cape.

The latest figures also show that the death toll now stands at 88 925 after 11 patients succumbed to the disease in the past 24-hour reporting cycle, while hospital admissions increased by 12.

The department said the country has a recovery rate of 96.3% after 2 811 439 beat COVID-19.

Globally, as of 22 October 2021, there have been 242 348 657 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 4 927 723 deaths, reported to the World Health Organisation. – SAnews.

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