Covid-19: More than 4 million vaccine doses administered, as death toll climbs by 460

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  • South Africa recorded 22 910 new confirmed Covid-19 infections on Thursday.
  • 460 new deaths have been recorded, bringing the official death toll to 63 499.
  • The total number of Covid-19 cases to date is 2 135 246.

More than four million vaccine doses have been administered in South Africa.

According to the Department of Health, 4 017 442 vaccine doses were administered as of Thursday. Of those, 191 833 were administered in the last 24-hour cycle, and 70 998 were second doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

To date, 378 403 people have been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine, while 875 575 people have been vaccinated with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

South Africa recorded 22 910 new laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 infections and 460 deaths, bringing the official death toll to 63 499 as of Thursday.

According to a statement by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), as of Thursday, the country recorded 2 135 246 laboratory-confirmed cases.

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"The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)… reports that 22 910 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, representing a 30.4% positivity rate," the statement read.

As of Thursday, Gauteng recorded 741 164 laboratory-confirmed cases, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 365 442 and the Western Cape with 340 496.

Gauteng recorded 11 747 new cases on Thursday, the Western Cape 2 557 and Limpopo 2 124.

There has been an increase of 711 hospital admissions in the last 24-hour cycle. In total, 15 709 people were in both public and private hospitals for Covid-19.

As of Thursday, South Africa conducted 13 694 914 tests, of which 75 276 were carried out in the last 24-hour cycle.

The recovery rate is 87.2%, which translates to 1 862 900 recoveries.

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