Mzansi vaccinates over 17 million citizens

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The Department of Health has reported that on Tuesday that 17 176 604 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered thus far.

According to the department, twenty-one percent of the country’s adult population is now fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the country has exited the third wave according to the current definition.

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“The national seven-day moving average of daily case numbers, positivity rate and testing rate continue to decrease, with sustained decreases seen in all provinces,” the NICD explained.

In the latest figures, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in the country is 2 898 888 with 1 367 new cases reported.

About 201 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 87 417 deaths.

The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 765 with a recovery rate of 95,4%.

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