The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 103 new COVID-19 cases (42 males and 61 females) from the 938 tests conducted on Monday, March 21.

Of the positive cases, 16 persons were under the age of 18, and 87 were 18 years and older. There were 47 people in isolation facilities, while 860 were in home isolation. As at March 21, a total of 329 people had died from the virus.

The public health laboratory has carried out 604,589 tests since February 2020, and recorded 57,903 COVID-19 cases (26,841 males and 31,062 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 160,809 (70.4 per cent of the eligible population). 

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 150,699 (55.6 per cent of the total population or 66 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.

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