Covid-19 vaccinations: South Africa hits the 1 million mark

Covid-19 vaccinations: South Africa hits the 1 million mark

South Africa had vaccinated over one million people under the Sisonke drive and the Pfizer vaccine rollout.


South Africa had vaccinated over one million people under the Sisonke drive and the Pfizer vaccine rollout.

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As of Tuesday, South Africa had vaccinated over one million people under the Sisonke drive and the Pfizer vaccine rollout. 

In a statement, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize thanked all those involved in the ongoing vaccination drive. 

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“I wish to thank all those involved in the vaccination campaign, from the director-general of health to each and every vaccinator continuing to battle it out for the nation on the frontline,” said Mkhize. 

A total of 1 045 104 people have received a Covid-19 jab.

Under the Sisonke programme, which is a single dose, 479 768 people have been vaccinated, while 565 336 people have received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two doses.

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The country’s cumulative number of Covid-19 cases stands at 1 669 231, with 3 614 new cases reported.

The death toll is 56 601, with 95 fatalities recorded since the last report. 

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