767 new COVID cases

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 767 new COVID-19 cases (357 males and 410 females) on Wednesday, January 26, from the 2 752 tests conducted.

Of the positive cases, 145 were under the age of 18 and 622 were 18 years and older.

The number of people in isolation facilities was 113, while 8 415 were in home isolation.

As at January 26, there were 277 deaths from the virus.

The public health laboratory carried out 527 812 tests since February 2020, and recorded 42 122 COVID-19 cases (19 556 males and 22 566 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the number of people with at least one dose is 158 358 (69.3 per cent of the eligible population). The number of people who are fully vaccinated is 146 822 (54.2 per cent of the total population or 64.3 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)

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