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August 1st, 2022

There were 215 new COVID-19 cases, 95 males and 120 females, recorded on Sunday, July 31, from the 513 tests carried out by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The new cases consisted of 37 individuals under the age of 18, and 178 who were 18 years and older.

The number of people in isolation facilities was 66, while 2,778 were in home isolation.

Two women, aged 59 and 91, died from the viral illness on Sunday.

As at July 31, there were 495 COVID-19 related deaths.

The public health laboratory has conducted 729,060 tests since February 2020, and recorded 92,301 COVID-19 cases (41,992 males and 50,309 females).

 Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of people with at least one dose is 162,960 (71.3 per cent of the eligible population).  The total number of fully vaccinated individuals is 154,016 (56.8 per cent of the total population or 67.4 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those people who are 12 years and older. 

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