By Kaya 959 Reporter
Gauteng is inching closer to vaccinating six million people.
The Gauteng Department of Health says the latest data shows a total of 5 046 757 COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered in the province.
Department spokesperson Kwara Kekana says all persons 18 years and older are encouraged to visit their nearest vaccination site to receive the jab.
“It is thought that by getting 70% or more of the adult population to be vaccinated that we can minimise the impact of the fourth wave,” Kekana says. The Department of Health says 19 242 116 vaccines have been administered across the country to date.
The Gauteng Department of Health continues to urge people to get vaccinated.
“For your convenience, you can also vaccinate at any of the private sites listed on our Facebook page. Vaccination will help us return to the things we love such as attending sporting, cultural, religious, and entertainment events of our choice safely,” the department says.
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Majority of new cases in KZN
Last weekend, the government rolled out its first Vooma Vaccination Weekend. More than 350 000 people come out to get vaccinated.
The number of vaccine doses administered during the weekend was one and a half times the normal, daily rate.
The Vooma campaign is aimed at helping South Africa ensure that 70-percent of the population is vaccinated by the end of December.
Currently, SA has a total of 2 912 346 confirmed COVID-19 cases with a total of 88 346 deaths.
South Africa recorded 201 new cases on Monday.
The majority of new cases were from KwaZulu-Natal (28%), followed by Gauteng Province (22%).
The Western Cape accounted for 16%; Eastern Cape accounted for 14%; Northern Cape accounted for 5% and Mpumalanga accounted for 4%. The Free State and North West each accounted for 3% respectively; while Limpopo accounted for 2%.
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