SA records 9199 new COVID-19 cases; 25 vaccination sites open in WC on Saturday
South Africa recorded 9 199 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to just over 2.8 million.
Of the new cases, the most were in KwaZulu-Natal with 2 425, followed by the Western Cape with 1 891 and Eastern Cape with 1 872.
Sadly, 247 more people succumbed to the respiratory disease. This brings the total COVID-19 total death toll in South Africa to 83 161.
This week alone, more than 200 000 vaccines were administered in the Western Cape.
Overall vaccination performance (as at 2 September August)
· 819 873 vaccinations have been administered to those over the age of 60 year. Of which, 389,439 have already been fully vaccinated;
· 473 220 in the 50-59 age bracket been vaccinated. Of which, 211,021 have already been fully vaccinated;
· 544 150 in the 35-49 age bracket have been vaccinated. Of which, 202,951have already been fully vaccinated, and
· 252 468 over 18-year-olds have been vaccinated. Of which, 102,583 have already been fully vaccinated
Cape Town has launched its first drive-through vaccination site on Thursday at the Athlone Stadium.
‘’We also opened the very first drive-through vaccination site in the province at the Athlone Stadium and already saw it contribute 619 vaccinations done, contributing to 1355 vaccinations being administered as a whole at the Athlone site. This is indicative of people making use of this unique opportunity,’’ said communications head, Mark van der Heever.
‘’Previously when it rained, we saw lower turnout at our vaccination sites, but it was evident at the drive-through that people want to be vaccinated. They could stay in their car while being vaccinated and not feel a drop of rain. At 1pm there were already more than 400 people vaccinated!,’’ he added.
25 vaccionation sites will be operational on Saturday and one on Sunday.
Done By: Mitchum George