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January 26th, 2022

723 people – 343 males and 380 females – tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 25th, from the 2,880 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The cases comprise 125 people under the age of 18, and 598 who are 18 years and older.

There were 120 people in isolation facilities, while 7,883 were in home isolation.

As at January 25th, the virus had claimed 277 lives.

The public health laboratory has carried out 525,060 tests since February 2020, and recorded 41,355 COVID-19 cases (19,199 males and 22,156 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of people with at least one dose is 158,242 (69.3 per cent of the eligible population).

The total number of people who are fully vaccinated is 146,699 (54.1 per cent of the total population or 64.2 per cent of the eligible population).

The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older.

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