South Africa has now exceeded 11 million COVID-19 vaccines administered as the country expands its national immunization program.
According to the Ministry of Health, the country distributed 266,988 vaccinations on Tuesday, bringing the number to 11,076,106.
There are also 146,715 people who were fully vaccinated in the last 24 hours.
The latest data also shows that the government has already reached 21.21% of the country’s adult population, of which 58.72% are women and 41.28% are men.
Meanwhile, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) announced that 10,346 people had tested positive since the last reporting cycle.
According to the NICD, most of the infections came from KwaZulu-Natal (3,160), followed by Eastern Cape (2,103) and Western Cape (2,029).
This means that the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases has risen to 2,708,951 since the first report last year.
In addition, South Africa recorded an additional 369 deaths for a total of 79,953.
On August 24, 493 new patients with COVID-19 were hospitalized, bringing the total to 13,974 people receiving treatment in health facilities across the country.
According to statistics, 55,678 new tests were carried out on Tuesday.
Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported 212,357,898 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 4,439,843 deaths.