There were 313 new COVID-19 cases – 160 males and 153 females – from the 1,530 tests carried out by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Saturday, February 12.

Of the positive cases, 51 persons were under the age of 18, and 262 were 18 years and older. The number of people in isolation facilities was 155, while 6,018 were in home isolation.

Four people – three men and one woman – died from the virus on Saturday.  Two of the men, aged 64 and 81, were fully vaccinated, while the third, who was 80 years old, was unvaccinated.

They passed away at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility.  The vaccinated woman, aged 87, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility. As at February 12, there were 299 deaths from the virus.

The public health laboratory has carried out 566,360 tests since February 2020, and recorded 51,624 COVID-19 cases (23,941 males and 27,683 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 159,464 (69.8 per cent of the eligible population). 

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 148,344 – 64,723 males and 83,621 females, which is 54.7 per cent of the total population or 65 per cent of the eligible population. The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.

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