The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory recorded 218 new COVID-19 cases (106 males and 112 females) from the 1,043 tests conducted on Tuesday, March 29.

The positive cases consisted of 45 persons under the age of 18, and 173 who were 18 years and older. A total of 47 people were in isolation facilities, while 1,175 were in home isolation.

There were 43 COVID-19 related community deaths in the last six months.  As at March 29, the number of deaths from the virus stood at 374.

The public health laboratory has carried out 611,269 tests since February 2020, and recorded 59,080 COVID-19 cases (27,383 males and 31,697 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 161,089 (70.5 per cent of the eligible population).  

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 151,097 (55.8 per cent of the total population or 66.2 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. 

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