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15 million South Africans expected to fully vaccinated by weekend, as country breaches 90k death toll

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A total of 14,980,211 million South Africans are now fully vaccinated which accounts for almost 38% of the population.

IF THE daily Covid-19 vaccinations targets are met, 15 million South Africans will be fully inoculated by the weekend.

According to statistics released by the Department of Health, 133,695 received a vaccine in the past 24 hours, with 94,746 people being fully vaccinated.

A total of 14,980,211 million South Africans are now fully vaccinated which accounts for almost 38% of the population.

The country is currently in its fourth wave of infections, with the Omicron variant driving this.

A total of 680,952 teenagers (aged 12-17) have also been fully vaccinated. The vaccine for this age group opened on October 20 and there has been a steady rise as exams came to an end.

The country breached the 90,000 death toll since the start of the pandemic.

A total of 90,038 have lost their lives to Covid-19, with 38 deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

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