There were eight new COVID-19 positive cases recorded on Friday, April 16, while eight people recovered from the viral illness.

The new positives, four males and four females, were identified from the 410 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. As a result, the number of people in isolation is 88.

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, there have been 3,773 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (1,837 females and 1,936 males), and 3,656 persons have recovered.  Forty-four people have died from the virus.

The public health laboratory has carried out a total of 148,276 tests. To date, 68,480 vaccinations – 28,272 men and 40,208 women – have been administered as part of the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19.

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