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284 new COVID-19 cases recorded

October 9th, 2021

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 284 new COVID-19 cases – 129 males and 155 females – on Friday, October 8th out of the 2,389 tests carried out.

The new cases comprise 56 individuals under the age of 18, and 228 people who are 18 years and older.

There are 519 people in isolation facilities, and 2,082 in home isolation.

90 lives have been lost to COVID-19.

Confirmed cases of the virus recorded since March 2020 have reached 10,667 (5,181 males and 5,486 females).

The public health laboratory has conducted 338,510 tests to date.

Under the National Vaccination Programme, 141,307 people have been given first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines. The number of people who have received second doses and are now fully vaccinated is 111,214 (41% of the total population or 48.7% of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those individuals who are 12 years and older.

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