Eight new COVID-19 positive cases were identified on Saturday, April 17, from the 365 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.
The new cases comprise two females and six males. Nine persons also recovered and were discharged. There are currently 84 people in isolation.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded, since March last year, now stand at 3,781 (1,839 females and 1,942 males), and 3,665 persons have recovered. There have been 44 deaths from the virus.
The public health laboratory has carried out 148,641 tests since February 2020. To date, 69,490 vaccinations – 28,671 men and 40,819 women – have been administered as part of the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19.