431 new COVID cases on Friday

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory recorded 431 new COVID-19 cases (209 males and 222 females) on Friday, February 11, from 2 013 tests conducted.

The positive cases consist of 83 people under the age of 18 and 348 who are 18 years and older.

The number of people in isolation facilities was 169, while 5 990 were in home isolation.

A fully vaccinated 73-year-old man passed away at the Accident and Emergency Department on Friday, February 4. On Friday February 11, three males – a 68-year-old fully vaccinated man and two unvaccinated males aged 88 and 93, respectively, died at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility.

The number of deaths from the viral illness stands at 295.

The public health laboratory has carried out 564 830 tests since February 2020 and recorded 51 311 cases (23 781 males and 27 530 females) of COVID-19.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the number of people with at least one dose is 159 416 (69.8 per cent of the eligible population). The number of people who are fully vaccinated is 148 266 (54.7 per cent of the total population or 64.9 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)

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