Covid-19: More than 1 million people fully vaccinated in the Western Cape

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  • The Western Cape has fully vaccinated one million people.
  • The province has administered 2 460 928 vaccine doses.
  • By Monday, 35% of the adult population had received at least one vaccination dose.

More than 1 million people have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in the Western Cape.

Premier Alan Winde said on Monday that the province had reached the milestone last week.

According to the national health department, the province has administered 2 460 928 vaccine doses.

In the Western Cape, 1 769 480 people have received at least one vaccination dose. This is more than 35% of the 4 976 903 adults in the province.

Covid-19 cases in the Western Cape have shown a continued decrease, and last week health officials reported a 41% week-on-week decrease in cases in the Cape Town metro.

READ | Covid-19: Western Cape cases keep dropping, but no sign of leaving third wave yet, say health officials

The province recorded 240 new Covid-19 cases by Monday, increasing the total number of cases in the Western Cape to 501 833.

There were more than 19 100 active cases in the province as of Monday.

Winde said: 

I commend those who have gotten vaccinated and who are playing their part in protecting themselves and those around them. I encourage those who are not yet vaccinated to take up their vaccine opportunity. Vaccines are safe and are highly effective in preventing severe Covid-19 illness that leads to hospitalisation and death.

On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that more than seven million South Africans were fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

The government plans to vaccinate 70% of the 39 million South African adults by December.

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