Sat, 25 Sep 2021

  • New cases of Covid-19 dipped below 10 000 for the first time in weeks, but it was off a smaller number of tests.
  • Weekend vaccinations also picked up, with 12 336 jabs done.
  • 287 people of Covid-19-related complications.

New cases of Covid-19 dipped below 10 000 for the first time in weeks, but off a smaller number of tests.

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) identified 9 718 new Covid-19 cases out of 36 569 new tests.

This represented a positivity rate of 26.6%.

Weekend vaccinations also picked up, with 12 336 jabs done.

The 35-to-49-year old cohort was still registering in high numbers for their vaccination, with 18 144 new registrations in the past two hours.

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This compared with 5 522 for people in the 50 to 59 age bracket and 5 951 for people who are 60 and older.

The latest data captured showed that 287 people had died of Covid-19-related complications in the past 24 hours.

Despite the recent unrest and looting in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, the two provinces were leading the pack with Covid vaccinations administered in the past 24 hours.

A total of 8 675 people were vaccinated in KwaZulu-Natal and 5 360 in Gauteng.

In Gauteng, 1 540 871 people in total were vaccinated with either the Johnson & Johnson, or one or both doses of Pfizer, and in KwaZulu-Natal 1 227 650 vaccinations were administered.

Source: News24

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