497 COVID cases and 1 death on January 23

There were 497 new COVID-19 cases, 208 males and 289 females, recorded on Sunday, January 23, from the 2 017 tests carried out by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The positive cases comprised 84 people under the age of 18 and 413 who were 18 years and older.

The number of people in isolation facilities was 125, while 7 321 were in home isolation.

A girl, aged 17, died from the virus on Sunday, at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility.  She was fully vaccinated.

As at January 23, there were 276 deaths from the viral illness.

The public health laboratory has carried out 518 752 tests since February 2020, and recorded 39 709 COVID-19 cases (18 436 males and 21 273 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total of people with at least one dose is 158 055 (69.2 per cent of the eligible population).  The number of people who are fully vaccinated is 146 527 (54.1 per cent of the total population or 64.2 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)



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