Covid-19: More than 2.5 million people have been jabbed in the Western Cape

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  • The Western Cape has given 2.5 million jabs.
  • Around 36% of all adults in the province have received at least one vaccine dose.
  • Positive cases in the province have continued to decrease.

The Western Cape has administered more than 2.5 million vaccine doses.  

The province administered  38 714 vaccines on Tuesday, Premier Alan Winde said, bring the total number of doses to 2 502 471.

As of Tuesday, the province had given at least one jab to 1 795 336 adults - 36% of the adult population of 4 976 903.

Of this group, more than a million have been fully vaccinated.

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

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.

According to the national health department, the Western Cape recorded 633 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number in the province to 502 466

As of Tuesday, the province had 17 354 active Covid-19 infections, said Winde. There have been 19 216 Covid-19 related deaths in the Western Cape, with the current seven-day moving average at 65 deaths per day.

"I encourage those who have not yet gotten vaccinated to register on the Electronic Vaccine Data System where they will be allocated an appointment time and date," said Winde.

The province aims to fully vaccinate 70% of those older than 50 by December. Its target is to ensure 70% of adults between 18 and 49 have received at least one dose by December.

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