Eight more people have lost their lives to COVID-19, while another 345 people have tested positive for the disease, according to the latest update from the Ministry of Health.

In its update for today, Sunday 14 November 2021, the Ministry notes that these latest deaths have pushed up the national death toll to 1,858 lives lost.

In addition, the 345 new positive cases, based on samples taken between November 10th and 13th, mean that there are now 6,831 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, at this time.

Many people who already are vaccinated against the disease have begun taking their third shot or vaccine booster, with some 3,559 persons receiving an additional primary dose by this afternoon.

Currently, some 627,187 people in the country are fully vaccinated, having completed a vaccine regimen comprising either two doses or a single dose. 

And some 632,313 people have received their first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, as of today, Sunday, the Ministry’s update reports.

Update courtesy Ministry of Health.

The Ministry reminds the public that a person is considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the final recommended vaccine dose(s) of a World Health Organisation (WHO) approved vaccine or vaccine combination.

Meanwhile, 92.3% (5,033 of 5,453) is the percentage of patients in the parallel healthcare system who are NOT fully vaccinated, based on data collated between July 22nd and October 27th, 2021.