There were 407 new COVID-19 cases, 183 males and 224 females, recorded from among the 1,467 tests carried out by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Thursday, May 12.

The cases comprised 103 persons under the age of 18, and 304 who were 18 years and older. The number of people in isolation facilities was 105, while 3,856 were in home isolation. As at May 12, there were 432 COVID-19 related deaths.

The public health laboratory has conducted 667,921 tests since February 2020, and recorded 75,845 COVID-19 cases (34,740 males and 41,105 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 161,994 (70.9 per cent of the eligible population).  

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 152,324 (56.2 per cent of the total population or 66.7 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. 

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