The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 334 new COVID-19 cases, 126 males and 208 females, from the 928 tests conducted on Monday, May 2.

Of the positive cases, 68 persons were under the age of 18, and 266 were 18 years and older. There were 104 people in isolation facilities, while 3,250 were in home isolation.

A 91-year-old unvaccinated woman also died from the virus on Sunday, May 1. As at May 2, there were 399 COVID-19 related deaths.

The public health laboratory has conducted 652,229 tests since February 2020, and recorded 71,127 COVID-19 cases (32,614 males and 38,513 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 161,762 (70.8 per cent of the eligible population).  

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 151,992 (56.1 per cent of the total population or 66.5 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. 

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