NATIONAL NEWS - As of Sunday, 13 June, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1 747 082, with 7 657 new cases identified which represents a 17.2% positivity rate.
Covid-19 in South Africa
There are currently 82 736 active cases in the country, according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).
In addition, 59 Covid-19 related deaths have been reported as well, which brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 57 765.
Recoveries currently stand at 1 606 581, representing a 92,0% recovery rate.
A total of 12 193 414 tests have been carried out to date, with 44 560 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
To date, 1 773 417 vaccines have been administered in South Africa according to the department of health.
J&J vaccine contaminations
Two million Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the Gqeberha plant will no longer be used.
This was announced by Acting Minister of Health Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane on Saturday during a visit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto as part of her national tour.
The announcement came shortly after the US Food and Drug Administration ( FDA) decided to discard about 60 million doses made at the Baltimore plant due to contamination.