The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 495 new COVID-19 cases – 225 males and 270 females – on Friday, January 7th, from the 2,475 tests conducted.
The cases comprise 69 people under the age of 18, and 426 who are 18 years and older.
There were 173 people in isolation facilities, while 2,647 were in home isolation.
An 85 year old man passed away from the virus on Friday, at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility. He was unvaccinated.
As at January 7th, there were 266 deaths from the viral illness.
The public health laboratory has carried out 484,629 tests since February 2020, and recorded 31,499 COVID-19 cases (14,810 males and 16,689 females).
Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of individuals with at least one dose is 156,631 (68.6 per cent of the eligible population).
The total number of people who are fully vaccinated is 144,706 (53.4 per cent of the total population or 63.2 per cent of the eligible population).
The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older.