The Health Ministry says just under 30 000 people were given a vaccination in the latest 24 hour reporting period.

This is still far below government’s target of vaccinating 300 000 people per day.

The ministry says almost 20 000 of that number were fully vaccinated, receiving either the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine or the second shot of the Pfizer inoculation.

Close to 8.4 million people in South Africa have now been fully vaccinated. Health journalist Mia Malan says in a tweet that this is close to 21 percent of the adult population.

SA surpasses 87 000 related deaths

South Africa has recorded 1 634 new COVID-19 cases, taking total infections to 2 895 976. A further 34 people have passed on from COVID-19 related complications. Total fatalities linked to the pandemic are now at 87 001.

Provincial breakdown of infections according to the NICD, “The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (21%), followed by Western Cape (18%). Northern Cape accounted for 16%; Eastern Cape accounted for 14%; Gauteng Province accounted for 12%; Free State accounted for 8%; Mpumalanga accounted for 5% and Limpopo accounted for 1% of today’s new cases.”

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