Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Pretoria: South Africa has recorded a 96.8% COVID-19 recovery rate, with a total of 83 194 vaccines administered in the last 24 hours.

“The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 3 578 877 with a recovery rate of 96.8%,” the Department of Health said in a statement.

The report shows that 24 276 vaccines were administered in Gauteng, followed by Western Cape with 11 416 and Eastern Cape with 11 006 vaccines administered in the last 24 hours.

A total of 9 742 vaccines were administered in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo 7 968, Free State 6 129, North West 5 643, Mpumalanga 5 482, and Northern Cape 1 532.

The report also shows that a total of 18 445 Johnson and Johnson vaccines and 64 749 Pfizer vaccines were administered in the last 24 hours.

These include 6 344 first dose and 12 101 booster doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccines in the last 24 hours. A total of 16 949 first doses, 14 811 second doses and 32 989 booster doses of Pfizer vaccines were administered in the last 24 hours.

“A total number of individuals fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours [is] 21 155,” the department said.

South Africa has recorded 3 696 823 COVID-19 cases with 1 648 new cases reported in the last 24 hours, which represents a 5.2% positivity rate.

Two (2) deaths have been reported and of these, one occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours, bringing the total fatalities to 99 727 to date.