A total of 128 people (52 males and 76 females) tested positive for COVID-19 from the 1,057 tests carried out by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Wednesday, March 9.

The cases comprised 30 persons under the age of 18, and 98 who were 18 years and older. There were 49 people in isolation facilities, while 1,214 were in home isolation. As at March 9, the virus had claimed 323 lives.

The public health laboratory has carried out 595,351 tests since February 2020, and recorded 56,679 COVID-19 cases (26,290 males and 30,389 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 160,552 (70.3 per cent of the eligible population). 

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 150,220 (55.4 per cent of the total population or 65.8 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.

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