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COVID-19 Update for August 23


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There were 221 new COVID-9 cases, 116 males and 105 females, recorded from the 877 tests conducted on Tuesday, August 23, by laboratories across the island.

The cases comprised 26 people under the age of 18, and 195 who were 18 years and older.

The number of people in isolation facilities is 70, while 2 241 were in home isolation.

Five people have been added to the COVID-19 death toll. An 82-year-old man passed away from the virus on Tuesday. Additionally, the Coroner’s Office reported four other COVID-19 related deaths in the community within the past two weeks.

As at August 23, there were 537 deaths as a result of COVID-19.

The laboratories conducted 751 102 tests since February 2020, and recorded 100 191 COVID-19 cases (45 296 males and 54 895 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the number of people with at least one dose is 163 149 (71.4 per cent of the eligible population).

The number of fully vaccinated is 154,321 (56.9 per cent of the total population or 67.6 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)


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