The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 130 new COVID-19 cases, 69 females and 61 males, from the 565 tests conducted on Sunday, May 22.

Of the positive cases, 29 persons were under age 18, while 101 were 18 years and older. There were 72 persons in isolation facilities, and 3,765 in home isolation.

No deaths were recorded from the viral illness, yesterday. As at May 22, there were 440 deaths.

 The public health laboratory has carried out 680,193 tests since February 2020, and recorded 79,049 cases – 36,100 males and 42,949 females.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 162,257 (71.0 per cent of the eligible population).  

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 152,626 (56.3 per cent of the total population or 66.8 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. 

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