415 COVID cases on January 21

A total of 415 people, 191 males and 224 females, tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, January 21, from the 1 542 tests carried out by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The cases comprised 91 people under the age of 18 and 324 who were 18 years and older. There were 125 people in isolation facilities, while 6 676 were in home isolation.

As at January 21, there were 274 deaths from the virus.

The public health laboratory has carried out 514 541 tests since February 2020 and recorded 38 586 COVID-19 (17 947 males and 20 639 females) cases.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the number of people with at least one dose is 157 854 (69.1 per cent of the eligible population).

The number of people who are fully vaccinated is 146 319 (54 per cent of the total population or 64.1 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)

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