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Over 600 in isolation as 87 new cases recorded

September 8th, 2021

87 people (40 females and 47 males) are the latest people to be diagnosed with COVID-19. The new cases were diagnosed out of the 1,373 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Tuesday, September 7th.

70 of those who tested positive are 18 years old and over, and 17 are under the age of 18.

There are currently 607 people in isolation.

Confirmed cases of the virus recorded since March 2020 have reached 5,573 (2,759 females and 2,814 males). There have been 51 deaths.

The public health laboratory has carried out 276,884 tests, since February last year.

The National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19 has seen 117,259 people inoculated with first doses of the vaccines, while 95,816 individuals (35.4% of the population) have received second doses and are fully vaccinated

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