A total of 220 people, 105 males and 115 females, were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday, February 28, from the 1,265 tests carried out by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The cases comprised 43 persons under the age of 18, and 177 who were 18 years and older. There were 57 people in isolation facilities, while 1,588 were in home isolation. As at February 28, the virus had claimed 316 lives.

The public health laboratory has carried out 586,840 tests since February 2020, and recorded 55,385 COVID-19 cases (25,725 males and 29,660 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 160,114 (70.1 per cent of the eligible population). 

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 149,448 (55.1 per cent of the total population or 65.4 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.

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