More than 15 million #COVID19 vaccine doses have been administered in SA

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The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 3 699 new coronavirus infections in the country in the last 24-hour cycle, bringing the total number of cases to 2 864 534.

Three-hundred more people have succumbed to COVID-19 related complications.

This puts the total death toll at 85 302.

KwaZulu-Natal has the highest number of new infections at 932 followed by the Eastern Cape at 663 and the Western Cape at 633.

The number of recoveries stand at 2 688 692.

Meanwhile, pediatricians have welcomed the approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children.

They say the third wave has seen more children being infected by the virus.

They stress that COVID-19 vaccines are safe for children.

5 days ago