A total of 723 people – 343 males and 380 females – tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 25, from the 2,880 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The cases comprised 125 persons under the age of 18, and 598 who were 18 years and older. There were 120 people in isolation facilities, while 7,883 were in home isolation. As at January 25, the virus had claimed 277 lives.

The public health laboratory has carried out 525,060 tests since February 2020, and recorded 41,355 COVID-19 cases (19,199 males and 22,156 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 158,242 (69.3 per cent of the eligible population). 

The total number of persons who are fully vaccinated is 146,699 (54.1 per cent of the total population or 64.2 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.

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