The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 381 new COVID-19 cases, 170 males and 211 females, on Tuesday, October 19.  The facility conducted 2,331 tests.

The new positives comprise 79 persons who are under the age of 18, and 302 who are 18 years and older. There are 636 people in isolation facilities, and 3,422 in home isolation.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded, since March last year, stand at 13,934 (6,698 males and 7,236 females). To date, 123 lives have been lost to the virus. The public health laboratory has carried out 364,535 tests since February 2020.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 145,885 (63.9 per cent of the eligible population). The total number of persons who are fully vaccinated is 118,537 (43.7 per cent of the total population or 51.9 per cent of the eligible population).  

The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.

Ministry of Health and Wellness

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