The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 516 new COVID-19 cases – 243 males and 273 females – from the 2,403 tests carried out on Tuesday, January 11.

The new cases consisted of 87 persons under the age of 18, and 429 who were 18 years and older. There were 106 people in isolation facilities, while 3,775 were in home isolation.

An 81-year-old fully vaccinated man died from the viral illness on Tuesday, at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility. As at January 11, there were 267 deaths from the virus.

The public health laboratory has carried out 493,043 tests since February 2020, and recorded 33,311 COVID-19 cases (15,613 males and 17,698 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 157,038 (68.8 per cent of the eligible population). 

The total number of persons who are fully vaccinated is 145,217 (53.6 per cent of the total population or 63.6 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.

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