Fourth straight day with more than 500 new COVID cases

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 537 new COVID-19 cases – 229 males and 308 females – from the 2n346 tests conducted on Thursday, January 13.

Of the new positives, 86 people were under the age of 18, and 451 were 18 years and older.

There were 107 people in isolation facilities, while 4 593 were in home isolation.

As at January 13, there were 269 deaths from the virus.

The public health laboratory carried out 497 828 tests since February 2020, and recorded 34 425 COVID-19 cases (16 093 males and 18 332 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the number of people with at least one dose is 157 251 (68.9 per cent of the eligible population). The number of people who are fully vaccinated is 145 532 (53.7 per cent of the total population or 63.7 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)

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