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COVID-19 Update for July 9

COVID-19 Update for July 9

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A total of 129 people, 52 males and 77 females, tested positive for COVID-19 from the 533 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Saturday, July 9.

The cases comprised 31 people under the age of 18, and 98 who were 18 years and older.

There were 50 people in isolation facilities, while 1 784 were in home isolation.

The number of deaths from the viral illness remains at 478.

The public health laboratory has conducted 710 982 tests since February 2020 and recorded 86 010 COVID-19 cases (39 346 males and 46 664 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the number of people with at least one dose is 162 705 (71.2 per cent of the eligible population).

The total number of persons who are fully vaccinated is 153 672 (67 378 males and 86 294 females. This represents 56.7 per cent of the total population or 67.3 per cent of the eligible population, those who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)