A total of 598 people, 263 males and 335 females, tested positive for COVID-19 from the 2,083 tests carried out on Monday, May 9, by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The cases consisted of 173 persons under the age of 18, and 425 who were 18 years and older. There were 110 people in isolation facilities, while 4,295 were in home isolation. As at May 9, there were 430 COVID-19 related deaths.

The public health laboratory has conducted 662,810 tests since February 2020, and recorded 74,454 COVID-19 cases (34,096 males and 40,358 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 161,899 (70.9 per cent of the eligible population).  

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 152,215 (56.2 per cent of the total population or 66.6 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. 

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