Over 34 million COVID-19 jabs administered in SA

South Africa has administered 34 146 981 vaccine doses with 5 845 administered in the last 24 hours.

The figure includes 8 333 395 Johnson & Johnson vaccine and 25 813 586 Pfizer vaccine administered to date in South Africa.

According to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) latest data, 2 212 people received the Johnson & Johnson jab in the last 24 hours, while 3 633 received the Pfizer vaccine.

The number of people who were fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours is 1 967, and this includes 867 Johnson & Johnson and 801 Pfizer vaccines. A total of 299 people aged between 12 and 17 years were fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

The Department of Health has also reported zero deaths in the last 24 hours, and noted that the cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 3 619 311 with a recovery rate of 97.0%.

“Today, zero deaths have been reported bringing the total to 100 096 deaths,” the department said in a statement.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 3 732 075 with 828 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

Gauteng is still leading with the majority of new cases recorded in the provinces stands at 45%, followed by Western Cape 25%, KwaZulu-Natal 21%, Eastern Cape 4% and Mpumalanga, which accounted for 3%.

Meanwhile, the Free State, Limpopo and North West Provinces have accounted for 1% each, while Northern Cape accounted for less than 1% new cases.

Source: South African Government News Agency