518 new virus cases

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 518 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, 227 males and 291 males, from the 1 555 tests conducted on Friday, April 29.

Of the positive cases, 103 people were under age 18, while 415 were 18 years and older.

There were 107 people in isolation facilities, and 4 123 were in home isolation.

Two males, a 72-year-old, who was fully vaccinated, and a 79-year-old, who was unvaccinated, died from the viral illness. As at April 29, there were 394 deaths.

The public health laboratory has carried out 649 047 tests since February 2020, and recorded 70 080 cases – 32 191 males and 37 889 females.

Under the National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign, the total number of people with at least one dose is 161 727 (70.8 per cent of the eligible population).  The total number of fully vaccinated people is 151 962 (56.1 per cent of the total population or 66.5 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents people who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)

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