Five persons have been reported dead from COVID-19 complications between Nov. 1 and Nov. 4, in Gabon, authorities have said.
Three of the deaths were recorded in Libreville, the capital while the two others were in Port-Gentil. Both cities are the most highly affected localities in the country.
As of Tuesday, Nov. 2, the Committee for the Fight Against COVID-19 (COPIL) puts COVID-19 rate in the country at 3 per cent, after recording 179 new cases out of 6,028 tests carried out.
Presently, 94 persons are hospitalised, with 28 admitted into reanimation due to respiratory distress, and the authorities have been emphasising on vaccination “which is a complementary preventive measure to the barrier measures already in place.”
As of Oct. 30, a total of 130,655 Gabonese have been vaccinated against COVID-19 out of the 134,831 individuals who voluntarily presented themselves for vaccination at the 68 sites set up in the country.
So far, 101,300 persons have received the second dose of the vaccines, according to the national vaccination committee, which also revealed that 9.98 per cent of the population has received the complete doses of the vaccines while 12.87 per cent has received the first dose.
This is a far cry from the 50 per cent envisaged at the beginning of the vaccination campaigns in the country.
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