The latest COVID-19 update for the province on Thursday, September 9, revealed that there are over three million citizens in the Western Cape who have not had their vaccination as yet.
According to IOL, a total of 3 294 177 remain unvaccinated.
Meanwhile, data on healthcare workers in the province has shown that the risk of dying of COVID-19 is greater for unvaccinated people than those who have taken the jab, reports News24.
According to a study of healthcare workers, officials have confirmed that unvaccinated groups risk of death was 1 in 480, while the risk of dying in those vaccinated are 1 in 1490.
Chief of Operations for the Western Cape Department of Health, Dr Saadiq Kariem said: “The risk of death is 3.3 times higher in unvaccinated healthcare workers versus vaccinated healthcare workers. For us, that’s a very powerful message in terms of the effectiveness of the vaccine.”