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A total of 204 people (91 males and 113 females) were identified as COVID-19 positive from the 960 tests conducted on Saturday, April 2, by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The cases comprised 55 persons under the age of 18, and 149 who were 18 years and older. There were 68 people in isolation facilities, while 1,421 were in home isolation. As at April 2, there were 375 COVID-19 related deaths.

The public health laboratory has carried out 615,321 tests since February 2020, and recorded 59,938 COVID-19 cases (27,754 males and 32,184 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 161,190 (70.6 per cent of the eligible population).  

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 151,254 (66,185 males and 85,069 females) – 55.8 per cent of the total population or 66.2 per cent of the eligible population.  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. 

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