By Kaya 959 News
The Gauteng Department of Health has confirmed that all public vaccination sites in the province accept walk-ins, regardless of whether or not people are registered via the electronic system or EVDS.
“People who are 35 years and older can visit their nearest vaccination site, they will be registered and vaccinated. No one will be turned away,” the department said.
Last week, those between the ages of 35 – 49 were able to register for the COVID-19 vaccine for the first time.
They set a new record with one million people registering in less than 24 hours.
Gauteng health opened more vaccine sites on Sunday.
The sites are:
Phola Park Community Healthcare Centre (cnr Letutula and Mzimkhulu Street in Thokoza in Ekurhuleni) – 8am – 2pm
Daveyton Main Community Healthcare Centre (Bhengu Street, Daveyton in Ekurhuleni) 8am – 2pm
Kobie Muller Hall (1st Angus Road, Germiston in Ekurhuleni) 8am – 2pm
Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital Recreational Centre (26 Chris Hani, Diepkloof in Soweto) 8am – 1pm
Cases on the rise
Meanwhile, South Africa’s COVID-19 cases have increased by 11 215. The country has a total of 2 295 095 confirmed cases.
As per the National Department of Health, a further 183 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 66 859 to date. A total of 14 243 586 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.
“The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (39%), followed by Western Cape (19%). Limpopo and Mpumalanga each accounted for 9%; KwaZulu-Natal and North West each accounted for 7%; Eastern Cape accounted for 5%; Free State accounted for 3%; and Northern Cape accounted for 2% of the new cases,” the National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed.
The NICD noted a decrease in the number of the average daily number of cases in the last seven days.
There has been an increase of 400 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 295 095 with 11 215 new cases reported. Today 183 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 66 859 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 050 164 with a recovery rate of 89,3% pic.twitter.com/z6XiiLWwaO
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) July 18, 2021