There were 158 new COVID-19 cases, 67 males and 91 females, recorded from the 921 tests conducted on Thursday, March 3, by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

Of the positive cases, 33 persons were under the age of 18, and 125 were 18 years and older. People in isolation facilities numbered 60, while 1,618 were in home isolation. As at March 3, a total of 316 people had succumbed to the virus.

The public health laboratory has carried out 589,703 tests since February 2020, and recorded 55,863 COVID-19 cases (25,932 males and 29,931 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 160,340 (70.2 per cent of the eligible population). 

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 149,796 (55.3 per cent of the total population or 65.6 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.

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