The Western Cape Health Department says data shows that up to 90% of the province’s adult population already had protection against Covid-19 before the onset of the fourth wave.

Head of Health, Dr. Keith Cloete says sero-prevalence data shows a large majority of adults have had Covid-19 anti-bodies present in their blood.

Cloete says this may explain the low levels of hospitalizations and deaths, seen in the current wave of the pandemic.

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The Western Cape Health Department says fully vaccinated people are four times less likely to die from Covid-19 complications than those who are not vaccinated.

The Department once again, over the weekend, encouraged residents over the age of 50 to get their injection as soon as possible.

According to the province’s Head of Health, Dr. Keith Cloete getting at least one dose of a two-dose Covid-19 vaccine, will provide protection against serious illness, hospitalization or death.

He says that fully vaccinated people enjoy the best protection.

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