“While still well below the government’s target of 250 000 a day, the latest data from the Health Department’s Covid-19 portal, showed that 175 395 people were vaccinated in the 24 hours to 5pm on November 30, up from the previous daily average of about 110 000, reported Business Day (2 December 2021). Figures from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), released on December 1, showed that there were 8 561 new infections reported in the past 24 hours, up from 4 373 reported the day before.

Deputy Director-General in the Department of Health, Nicholas Crisp welcomed the increase in vaccinations but said it is still a far cry from the government targets.

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