412 new COVID cases on January 15

A total of 412 positive COVID-19 cases were identified by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory from the 1 988 tests carried out on Saturday, January 15.

Of those cases, 227 are females and 185 are males, while 70 were under the age of 18 and 342 were 18 years and older. There are 105 people in isolation facilities and 5 217 in home isolation.

The public health laboratory has conducted 502 240 tests since February 2020, and recorded 35 373 COVID-19 cases (16 505 males and 18 868 females).

The deaths from the viral illness remain at 269.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, 157 495 or 69 per cent of the eligible population, received at least one dose.

The number of fully vaccinated is 145 896 which is 53.8 per cent of the total population or 63.9 per cent of the eligible population, those who are 12 years and older.  (BGIS)

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