The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory recorded 255 new COVID-19 cases – 113 males and 142 females – on Thursday, December 30, from the 1,372 tests conducted.

Of these, 48 persons were under the age of 18, and 207 were 18 years and older. There were 151 people in isolation facilities and 996 in home isolation. As at December 30, there were 260 deaths from the viral illness.

The public health laboratory has carried out 470,449 tests since February 2020, and recorded 28,565 COVID-19 cases (13,550 males and 15,015 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 155,918 (68.3 per cent of the eligible population). The total number of persons who are fully vaccinated is 143,621 (53 per cent of the total population or 62.9 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.

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