A total of 559 people, 251 males and 308 females, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 19, from the 2,165 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The positive cases comprised, 96 persons under the age of 18, and 463 who were 18 years and older. The number of people in isolation facilities was 123, while 5,992 were in home isolation.

There were two deaths on Wednesday. A 33-year-old unvaccinated man and a 63-year-old fully vaccinated woman both died from the virus at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility. As at January 19, there were 273 deaths from the viral illness.

The public health laboratory has carried out 511,039 tests since February 2020, and recorded 37,622 COVID-19 cases (17,515 males and 20,107 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 157,795 (69.1 per cent of the eligible population). 

The total number of persons who are fully vaccinated is 146,265 (54 per cent of the total population or 64 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.

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