The national COVID-19 death toll now stands at 3,608 lives lost with the deaths of five more people—four elderly men, and one elderly woman—according to the latest update from the Ministry of Health.

Three of the five had multiple comorbidities, while two persons had only one comorbidity.  Among the comorbidities present in the deceased were Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (a condition in men in which the prostate gland is enlarged and not cancerous).

The Ministry also is reporting in its update for today, Friday 25 February 2022, that another 638 people have tested positive for the disease.  These new positive cases are based on samples taken between February 20th and 24th and have moved up the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the country to 21,384.

The Ministry also notes that overall, some 126,502 people have had COVID-19 since pandemic tracking began in March 2020.

Currently, some 702,255 people in the country are fully vaccinated, having completed either a one-dose or two-dose regimen for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Some 685,973 people have received their first dose of a two-dose regimen COVID-19 vaccine, and 133,771 people have received booster doses as of today, Friday, the Ministry’s update reports.

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; and

●   A “booster” refers to both Additional Primary doses and Booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.