The NDoH has released the latest numbers on the vaccination of frontline healthcare workers, which suggest that the projected 1.5 million target by the end of the month will not be met.
The National Department of Health (NDoH) took to Twitter on Tuesday, 6 April 2021, to share the latest COVID-19 statistics. Additionally, the latest statistics also provided an updated number of vaccinated frontline healthcare workers as part of phase one of the Sisonke vaccination programme.
According to the post, as at Tuesday, 6 April 2021, a total of 272 438 frontline healthcare workers have been vaccinated. This is an increase of approximately 3 336 from the statistics provided on Sunday, 4 April 2021.
The numbers paint a bleak picture of the department meeting its 1.5 million target by the end of the month. Phase two of the Sisonke vaccination rollout programme is expected to start on Saturday, 1 May 2021.
See the post below.
As of today, the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 1 552 853 the total number of deaths is 53 032 the total number of recoveries is 1 478 820 and the total number of vaccines administered is 272 438. pic.twitter.com/vYj5W5fGVh
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) April 6, 2021