The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 446 new COVID-19 cases, 185 males and 261 females, from the 1,435 tests conducted on Friday, April 22.

Those cases comprised 73 persons under the age of 18, and 373 who were 18 years and older. There were 75 people in isolation facilities, while 3,457 were in home isolation.

An 89-year-old fully vaccinated man died on Thursday, April 21.  As at April 22, there were 389 COVID-19 related deaths.

The public health laboratory has conducted 640,085 tests since February 2020, and recorded 67,256 COVID-19 cases (30,943 males and 36,313 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 161,634 (70.8 per cent of the eligible population). 

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 151,794 (56 per cent of the total population or 66.5 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. 

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