There were 227 new COVID-19 cases, 96 males and 131 females, recorded on Saturday, August 13, from the 659 tests carried out by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The positive cases comprised 41 persons under the age of 18, and 186 who were 18 years and older.

The number of people in isolation facilities was 80, while 3,820 were in home isolation.

As at August 13, there were 516 COVID-19 related deaths.

The public health laboratory has carried out 742,728 tests since February 2020, and recorded 97,638 COVID-19 cases (44,157males and 53,481 females). Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 163,051 (71.4 per cent of the eligible population).  The total number of persons who are fully vaccinated is 154,166 (56.9 per cent of the total population or 67.5 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.

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