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198 new COVID cases and two deaths on Wednesday

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198 new COVID cases and two deaths on Wednesday

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There were 198 people (96 males and 102 females) who tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 1 from 1 827 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

Of the new cases, 49 people were under the age of 18, and 149 were 18 years and older.

A total of 394 people were in isolation facilities, and 2 370 were in home isolation.

Two people died from the virus on Wednesday at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility, a 22-year-old man who was unvaccinated, and a 51-year-old woman who was fully vaccinated.

As at December 1, there were 233 COVID-19 deaths.

The public health laboratory has carried out 439 135 tests since February last year, and recorded 25 627 cases (12 215 males and 13 412 females) of COVID-19.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the number of people with at least one dose is 153 670 (67.3 per cent of the eligible population). The number of people who are fully vaccinated is 136 988 (50.5 per cent of the total population or 60 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)