419 new COVID cases on February 6

A total of 419 people (187 males and 232 females) tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, February 6, from the 1 563 tests carried out by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The cases comprised 91 people under the age of 18 and 328 who were 18 years and older.

There were 140 people in isolation facilities, while 12 077 were in home isolation.

As at February 6, there were 286 deaths from the virus.

The public health laboratory carried out 553 763 tests since February 2020, and recorded 48 658 COVID-19 cases (22 589 males and 26 069 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the number of people with at least one dose is 159 075 (69.7 per cent of the eligible population).

The number of people who are fully vaccinated is 147 716 (54.5 per cent of the total population or 64.7 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)

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