COVID-19 Update for February 28

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 220 new COVID-19 cases comprising 105 males and 115 females from the 1 265 tests carried out on Monday, February 28.

The cases comprised 43 people under the age of 18 and 177 who were 18 years and older.

There were 57 people in isolation facilities, while 1 588 were in home isolation.

As at February 28, the virus had claimed 316 lives.

The public health laboratory carried out 586 840 tests since February 2020, and recorded 55 385 COVID-19 cases (25 725 males and 29 660 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the number of people with at least one dose is 160 114 (70.1 per cent of the eligible population).  The number of fully vaccinated is 149 448 (55.1 per cent of the total population or 65.4 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)


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