A total of 461 people, 194 males and 267 females, tested positive for COVID-19 from the 1,500 tests carried out on Thursday, May 5, by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The cases comprised 97 persons under the age of 18, and 364 who were 18 years and older. There were 94 people in isolation facilities, while 3,760 were in home isolation.

A 92-year-old unvaccinated woman died from the virus on Thursday. As at May 5, there were 403 COVID-19 related deaths.

The public health laboratory has conducted 657,095 tests since February 2020, and recorded 72,743 COVID-19 cases (33,320 males and 39,423 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 161,846 (70.9 per cent of the eligible population).  

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 152,133 (56.1 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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