A total of 567 people – 239 males and 328 females – tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, January 10, from the 2,488 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The positive cases comprised 100 persons under the age of 18, and 467 who were 18 years and older. There were 98 people in isolation facilities, while 3,520 were in home isolation. As at January 10, there were 266 deaths from the virus.

The public health laboratory has carried out 490,640 tests since February 2020, and recorded 32,795 COVID-19 cases (15,370 males and 17,425 females).           

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 156,871 (68.7 per cent of the eligible population).  

The total number of persons who are fully vaccinated is 144,995 (53.5 per cent of the total population or 63.5 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.

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