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300 more people test positive for COVID-19

October 6th, 2021

300 people – 125 males and 175 females – were identified as COVID-19 positive on Tuesday, October 5th, by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. The facility conducted 2,349 tests.

The new cases comprise 50 people under the age of 18, and 250 who are 18 years and older.

There are 803 people in isolation facilities. This figure does not include those individuals isolating at home.

A 91 year old woman died as a result of the virus on Tuesday, while at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility. She had comorbidities and was unvaccinated.

Since the first case was reported in March 2020, 9,823 cases of the virus (4,782 males and 5,041 females) have been confirmed. There have been 85 deaths.

The public health laboratory has, to date, carried out 331,622 tests.

Under the National Vaccination Programme, 139,644 people have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 108,963 people (40.2% of the total population or 47.7% of the eligible population), have received their second dose and are therefore fully vaccinated. The eligible population represents those individuals who are 12 years and older.

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