COVID-19 Update for August 19

A total of 222 people, 85 males and 137 females, tested positive for COVID-19 from the 744 tests conducted at laboratories across the island on Friday, August 19.

The cases comprised 31 people under the age of 18, and 191 who were 18 years and older.

There were 64 people in isolation facilities, while 3 429 were in home isolation.

An 89-year-old man succumbed to the viral illness yesterday, Friday, August 19, bringing the number of deaths to 530.

The health laboratories have conducted 748 246 tests since February 2020 and recorded 99 426 COVID-19 cases (44 927 males and 54 499 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the number of people  with at least one dose is 163 124 (71.4 per cent of the eligible population). The number of people who are fully vaccinated is 154 266 (56.9 per cent of the total population or 67.5 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)

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