By: Kaya 959 News
The first COVID-19 positive case in South Africa was announced on March 5 and to date, the country has officially crossed the 10-million mark for COVID-19 testing.
This milestone was reached on Wednesday, 7 April 2021.
According to the latest figures – over 24,000 tests were conducted since the last report.
The milestone comes as the health department prepares to receive more COVID-19 vaccine doses at the weekend.
On Wednesday, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize announced that the country has revised its vaccination strategy.
He also announced that the deal to bring in 20-million Pfizer vaccines had been signed.
He says urgent consultations will get underway before the final programme is rolled out.
So far, over 278,000 healthcare workers have been vaccinated.
During his speech on World Health Day, Mkhize confirmed that 437 new COVID-19 cases had been confirmed across SA in the past 24 hours. This takes the total number of infections to date to 1,552,853. So far, there have been 52,995 COVID-19-related deaths in South Africa.
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