Saturday, 02 October 2021 21:30

Covid-19 Daily Update:South Africa records 1,306 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 1,306 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,905,613. This increase represents a 4.0% positivity rate.

reports 1,306 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,905,613. This increase represents a 4.0% positivity rate.

NICD said a further 48 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 87,753 to date.

Meanwhile South Africans and those living in the country have no excuse to not be vaccinated as we can get vaccinated in a nationwide mass vaccination drive hosted by government and civil society.

Vooma Vaccination Weekends aim to mobilise people living in South Africa to get vaccinated as a means to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

This weekend (October 1 - 3) is the first Vooma Vaccination Weekend in a series of outreaches under this banner.

Vaccines are safe and easy to receive. It is also worth noting that they are free of charge. Not only will it give a peace of mind to yourself, but it will protect people against serious illness, hospitalisation and death.

When the majority of people in the country are vaccinated, the nation will experience a greater sense of freedom and safety as South Africa would then get herd immunity.

During the launch of the Vooma Vaccination Weekend in Katlehong, President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the importance of the vaccines.

"We always say, when you are vaccinated, yes, it doesn’t mean you wont’ get Covid, but the Covid won’t lead to your hospitalisation and most probably won’t lead to your death.

"Vaccination is our defence. Please do not listen to those who are saying don’t vaccinate if you are a young woman and won’t get kids. That is absolute nonsense."

To find more places where you can get vaxxed for the Vooma Vaccination Weekends, click here.

South Africa can save 20,000 lives by getting COVID-19 vaccinations into 70% of its adult population by the end of the year, according to scientists in the country. The 'Vooma Vaccination Weekend' marks the start of a massive national effort to vaccinate half a million people over the weekend of 01 to 03 October, and a further 16 million people by the end of the year.