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Vaccination sites to open this weekend

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President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa says weekend vaccination sites will open from Friday. Ramaphosa was giving an update on the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 10-million-people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 countrywide.

The announcement comes after the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) announced on Sunday that South Africa had exited the third wave of Covid-19 infections, as daily infections were declining.

In its most recent daily update on new infections, the NICD reported that 2,106 new positive cases had been identified on Wednesday, 29 September. From 45,814 tests, this reflected a 4.6% positivity rate.

That compares to 22,910 new daily cases detected at the peak of South Africa’s third wave on 8 July 2021. The 7-day average at the time was just shy of 20,000 cases.

Source: News365

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