South Africa inoculates more than 6 million people against COVID-19

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SABC's vaccination pop-up site, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 27, 2021. Gauteng provincial government have partnered up with the SABC's Auckland Park headquarters to reach as many people as possible to vaccinate against the virus./Fani Mahuntsi/Gallo Images /Getty Images

South Africa’s Deputy President David Mabuza has said that more than 6 million people have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

SABC’s vaccination pop-up site, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on August 27, 2021. Gauteng provincial government have partnered up with the SABC’s Auckland Park headquarters to reach as many people as possible to vaccinate against the virus./Fani Mahuntsi/Gallo Images /Getty Images

Mabuza said this as he launched the National Campaign: “Return to Play – it’s in your hands”, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 Vaccines.

He also announced that South Africa has recorded at least 5,372 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24-hour reporting cycle, with a further 282 COVID-19 related deaths recorded.

According to the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD), this brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases to 2,829,435, with 83,899 fatalities reported to date.

 

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