- Another 1 210 Covid-19 cases have been reported in the country as a new vaccine consignment renews hope of the programme restarting.
- The number of deaths linked to the virus rose by 219 people.
- The recovery rate is 93.5%.
Another 1 210 Covid-19 cases have been reported in the country as a new vaccine consignment renews hope of the programme restarting.
The number of deaths linked to the virus rose by 219 people.
The recovery rate is now 93.5%.
The latest update came as hopes rose again for a renewed vaccine programme with the arrival of a consignment of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at OR Tambo International Airport.
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The AstraZeneca vaccine the country obtained from the Serum Institute of India has been offered to the AU.
Government spokesperson Phumla Williams said the Johnson & Johnson vaccine had been approved by the SA Health Products Authority, and it would be moved to a secure facility in Gauteng.
It will then be distributed overnight to various vaccine centres countrywide.
The country, which has emerged from its second wave of the virus, has reported 1 494 119 cases and 48 313 deaths.
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