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Adjusted Alert Level 1 Lockdown In Numbers – 30 March 2021

30 Mar 2021
  • More than 1.5 million – cases of COVID-19 recorded in South Africa over the last year.
  • More than 52 000 – deaths from COVID-19 recorded in South Africa by 30 March 2021.
  • 1 200 – number of new COVID-19 cases per day for the past two weeks, by 30 March 2021.
  • Slightly higher than 95% – South Africa’s national recovery rate by 30 March 2021.
  • More than 250 000 – health workers who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine by 30 March 2021, as part of the Sisonke trial.
  • 11 million – doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine secured by government.
  • 20 million – further doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be secured by government.
  • 20 million – doses of the Pfizer vaccine secured by government.
  • 41 million – number of people in South Africa to be vaccinated by the latest supply of vaccines.
  • Over 60 – the age of persons to be prioritised during the second phase of the vaccination programme.
  • Over 2 000 – identified vaccination sites across the country.
  • 300 million – doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be produced a year by the Aspen manufacturing plant in the Eastern Cape. 
  • 220 million – doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine procured by the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust on behalf of African Union member states.
  • 180 million – additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be optionally procured by the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust on behalf of African Union member states.
  • R87 million – money pledged by the Vodacom Group and Vodafone Foundation in the African countries in which they operate for cold-chain storage and logistics so that COVID-19 vaccines are delivered securely.
  • 100 – maximum number of people permitted at funerals, with a two-hour limit on services.
  • 250 – total number of people permitted at indoor religious and other gatherings over the Easter period.
  • 500 – total number of people permitted at outdoor religious and other gatherings over the Easter period.
  • 50% – capacity of a small venue permitted to accommodate people indoors.
  • 15 – number of days within which government will review the measures on the size of gatherings, based on an assessment on the state of the pandemic and the extent of compliance with health protocols.

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