A 28 year old woman is the country’s latest COVID-19 casualty.
The unvaccinated woman died on Monday, November 29th, at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility.
Her death brings the toll from the virus to 229.
Acting Minister of Health and Wellness, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, has extended condolences to her family and friends.
Meanwhile, 164 new COVID-19 cases (74 males and 90 females) were recorded yesterday, out of the 1,165 tests done by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Lab.
The positive cases comprise 40 people under the age of 18, and 124 who are 18 years and older.
The number of people in isolation facilities was 457, while 2,601 were in home isolation.
Since February last year, the public health laboratory has conducted 436,531 tests, and recorded 25,316 COVID-19 cases (12,065 males and 13,251 females).
Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of people with at least one dose is 153,582 (67.2 per cent of the eligible population).
The total number of individuals who are fully vaccinated is 136,754 (50.5 per cent of the total population or 59.9 per cent of the eligible population).
The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older.
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