The discovery of a new and more transmissible one Coronavirus Variations of the South African health authority have caused a strong reaction around the world, with more and more countries banning visitors from certain South African countries.
B.1.1.529 is labeled “”variant of concern“from the WHO. It appears to be spreading rapidly in parts of South Africa, and scientists are concerned that its unusually high mutation numbers could make it more contagious and lead to immune evasion.” Translate.
Here’s what we know about Covid-19 in South Africa:
South Africa, which has fully vaccinated 35.37% of its adult population, has seen the proportion of people starting vaccination fall in recent days, according to data from the country’s Ministry of Health.
For the week ending October 24, the index reached its highest level, with 1,047,427 people receiving their first vaccinations. Since then, the figure has dropped, with 613,033 people vaccinated in the week ending Nov.
More than 40% of adults – more than 16 million people – have started vaccination in South Africa. More than 5 million people have been given Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine, and additional doses have been administered as part of a booster dose trial. More than 19 million doses of Pfizer have been administered – nearly 11 million of which were the first dose.
The country has given its first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to more than 400,000 children aged 12 to 18.