There were 228 new COVID-19 cases, 107 males and 121 females, recorded on Monday, March 28, from the 1,056 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The cases comprised 43 persons under the age of 18, and 185 who were 18 years and older. The number of people in isolation facilities was 47, while 958 were in home isolation. As at March 28, the virus had claimed 331 lives.

The public health laboratory has carried out 610,226 tests since February 2020, and recorded 58,862 COVID-19 cases (27,277 males and 31,585 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 161,076 (70.5 per cent of the eligible population).  

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 151,069 (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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