The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 139 new COVID-19 cases, 63 males and 76 females, from the 754 tests carried out on Saturday, March 26.

The cases comprised 28 persons under the age of 18, and 111 who were 18 years and older. The number of people in isolation facilities was 47, while 922 were in home isolation. As at March 26, there were 330 deaths from the virus.

The public health laboratory has carried out 608,599 tests since February 2020, and recorded 58,532 COVID-19 cases (27,123 males and 31,409 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 161,047 (70.5 per cent of the eligible population). 

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 151,004 (66,063 males and 84,941 females) – 55.7 per cent of the total population or 66.1 per cent of the eligible population.  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.

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