There were 577 new COVID-19 cases – 251 males and 326 females – recorded on Wednesday, January 12, from the 2,439 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The positive cases comprised 110 persons under the age of 18, and 467 who were 18 years and older. The number of people in isolation facilities was 100, while 4,181 were in home isolation.

Two people died as a result of COVID-19 on Wednesday.A 52-year-old unvaccinated man and a 72-year-old partially vaccinated man succumbed to the virus at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility. As at January 12, there were 269 deaths from the virus.

The public health laboratory has carried out 495,482 tests since February 2020, and recorded 33,888 COVID-19 cases (15,864 males and 18,024 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 157,136 (68.8 per cent of the eligible population).

The total number of persons who are fully vaccinated is 145,357 (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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