18 new virus cases, 28 people recover

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18 new virus cases, 28 people recover

There were 18 new positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) recorded on Saturday, March 20, from the 422 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. They comprise eight men and ten women.

Twenty-eight people recovered and were discharged from isolation. The number of people  in isolation is now 182.

The island has recorded 3 551 confirmed cases – 1 699 females and 1 852 males – and 3 330 people have recovered from the virus since March 2020. There have been 39 COVID-19 related deaths.

The public health laboratory has so far completed 136 463 tests.

On Saturday, 902 people were vaccinated as part of the National Vaccination Campaign for COVID-19.

To date, 61 108 vaccinations have been administered – 25 465 men and 35 643 women. (BGIS)