October 3, 2022

Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation

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345 new COVID-19 cases recorded

August 17th, 2022

A total of 345 people, that’s 144 males and 201 females, tested positive for COVID-19 from the 1,057 tests conducted yesterday by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The cases consist of 58 people under the age of 18, and 287 who are 18 years and older.

There were 67 people in isolation facilities, while 3,311 were in home isolation.

The public health laboratory has conducted 745,649 tests since February 2020, and recorded 98,622 COVID-19 cases (44,581 males and 54,041 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of people with at least one dose is 163,082 (71.4 per cent of the eligible population). The total number of fully vaccinated people is 154,208 (56.9 per cent of the total population or 67.5 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older.

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