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Adjusted Alert Level 1 Lockdown In Numbers – 30 September 2021

30 Sep 2021
  • More than 130 – the days of the duration of the third wave.
  • 20 000 – new cases recorded each day at the peak of the third wave.
  • 1 800 – the average number of new cases a day recorded in the last seven days, by 30 September 2021.
  • 574 – days since the start of the national lockdown in South Africa, by 30 September 2021.
  • Over 17 million – vaccine doses administered by 30 September 2021.
  • Over 8.6 million – fully vaccinated people in South Africa, which is more than one-fifth of the adult population, by 30 September 2021.
  • 60% – South Africans over the age of 60 who have received at least one vaccine dose, by 30 September 2021.
  • 50% – people between the ages of 50 and 59 who have received at least one vaccine dose, by 30 September 2021.
  • 70% – the target set by government to vaccinate the adult population in South Africa by the end of the year.
  • Up to 20 000 – lives that the Department of Health estimates could be saved if 70% of the adult population in South Africa is vaccinated by the end of the year.
  • 16 million – additional vaccine doses needed this year to reach the target of vaccinating 70% of the adult population in South Africa by the end of the year.
  • Around 250 000 – first-dose vaccinations needed every single workday of every week until mid-December to reach the target of vaccinating 70% of the adult population in South Africa by the end of the year.
  • Above 50 and 60 – the age of people that government has prioritised for vaccination.
  • Over 18 – the age of people eligible to be vaccinated in South Africa.
  • 750 – maximum number of people permitted to gather indoors.
  • 2 000 – maximum number of people permitted to gather outdoors.
  • 100 – maximum number of people permitted at a funeral.
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