A total of 232 people, 117 males and 115 females, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, May 25, from among the 935 tests carried out by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

Of the positive cases, 55 persons were under the age of 18, and 177 were 18 years and older. There were 63 people in isolation facilities, while 2,881 were in home isolation. As at May 25, there were 444 COVID-19 related deaths.

The public health laboratory has conducted 683,255 tests since February 2020, and recorded 79,860 COVID-19 cases (36,481 males and 43,379 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 162,312 (71.1 per cent of the eligible population).  

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 152,704 (56.3 per cent of the total population or 66.9 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. 

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