Five more people have died from COVID-19, pushing up the national death toll to 1,330 lives lost, according to the latest update from the Ministry of Health.

And in its update for today, Sunday 5th September 2021, the Ministry also reports that 227 people have tested positive for the disease, based on samples taken between September 1st and 4th 2021.

The Ministry says these new positive cases mean that at this time, there are 3,904 active cases of COVID-19 in the country, a slight increase from Saturday’s figure of 3,897 active cases.

The total number of patients recovering from COVID-19 also has gone up—from 40,265 people on September 4th, to 40,480 people today, September 5th.

Update courtesy Ministry of Health.

The national vaccination programme continues apace, with a total of 413,096 persons having completed a vaccination regime (namely, both doses of a two-dose regime and one dose of a single-dose regime).  Those who are partially vaccinated—or who have received one dose of a two-dose regime—now stand at 521,770.

The Health Ministry also notes in its update:

● 300 persons are still hospitalised for COVID-19; up from 287 patients on Saturday.

● 3,299 persons are in home self-isolation; down from 3,344 patients on Saturday.

● 127 persons are in State quarantine facilities; down from 129 patients on Saturday.

● 78 patients are still recovering in step/down facilities; down from 79 patients on Saturday.