A total of 344 people, 148 males and 196 females, tested positive for COVID-19 from the 1,013 tests carried out on Sunday, May 1, by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The cases comprised 76 persons under the age of 18, and 268 who were 18 years and older. The number of people in isolation facilities was 116, while 4,134 were in home isolation.

Three men, aged 74, 92 and 93 died from the virus on Sunday.  The 74-year-old was vaccinated, while the others were unvaccinated. As at May 1, there were 398 COVID-19 related deaths.

The public health laboratory has conducted 651,301 tests since February 2020, and recorded 70,793 COVID-19 cases (32,488 males and 38,305 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 161,753 (70.8 per cent of the eligible population).  

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 151,991 (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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