SA reaches another Covid-19 vaccination milestone

SA reaches another Covid-19 vaccination milestone

The total number of fully vaccinated adults in South Africa has reached 11 million mark.

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Statistics released by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Tuesday evening, shown that a total of 11 036 021 adults of 18 years and older are now fully vaccinated against the deadly Covid-19 virus. 


This is a representation of 27.73% of the country’s population. 


The elderly, which is the age group of 60 years and older, account for 53.16% of fully vaccinated alduts.

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They are followed by the 50 -59 year old cohort which account for 45.71% of fully vaccinated persons. 


Next is the age group 35 – 49, where 31.13% are fully vaccinated. 


The country’s youth have had a low turn-out with so far only 12.74% of those older than 18 fully vaccinated. 


When it comes to the daily statistics on cases, there were 453 new Covid-19 infections in the 24 hours up to Tuesday evening.


A further 50 fatalities have been recorded, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 88 674.

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