Health authorities say vaccination uptake has dropped significantly in the Western Cape.

The department says the number of people going to vaccination centres has dwindled since the summer.

It says there are a lot of eligible people who haven’t even received their first jab.

As of yesterday, more than 2.8 million people have received jabs in the province.

And more than 450-thousand individuals have been given booster shots.

Head of the provincial Health Department, Dr Keith Cloete, says despite the slow uptake there are still people getting jabs.

“On top of that, people are supposed to come back for boosters – that has also dropped off a little bit. All the booster uptake has been the highest in the people over 60, that are the most vulnerable. It has slowed down, but there is still coming for it – and still, people coming for the first doses and for their boosters.”

Meanwhile, South Africa has recorded 8920 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

The majority of new cases are from Gauteng with 39%, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 22% and the Western Cape with 16%.

There has been an increase of 150 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.

A further eight Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded, bringing the total fatalities to 100 630 to date.

The country’s recovery rate is stable at over 95%.

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