The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 534 new COVID-19 cases, 234 males and 300 females, from the 1,541 tests conducted on Wednesday, May 4.

The cases comprised 130 persons under the age of 18, and 404 who were 18 years and older. There were 104 people in isolation facilities, while 3,243 were in home isolation.

A 75-year-old partially vaccinated woman passed away from the virus on Wednesday. As at May 4, there were 402 COVID-19 related deaths.

The public health laboratory has conducted 655,595 tests since February 2020, and recorded 72,282 COVID-19 cases (33,126 males and 39,156 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 161,824 (70.9 per cent of the eligible population).  

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 152,099 (56.1 per cent of the total population or 66.6 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. 

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