The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 336 new COVID-19 cases, 161 males and 175 females, from the 1,078 tests conducted on Wednesday, August 17.

The cases comprised 41 persons under the age of 18, and 295 who were 18 years and older.

There were 63 people in isolation facilities, while 3,335 were in home isolation.

As at August 17, there were 529 COVID-19-related deaths.

The public health laboratory has conducted 746,727 tests since February 2020, and recorded 98,958 COVID-19 cases (44,742 males and 54,216 females). Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 163,103 (71.4 per cent of the eligible population).  The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 154,226 (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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