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COVID deaths at 40


COVID deaths at 40

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The number of deaths related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) moved to 40 on Saturday, March 20, when a 61-year-old Barbadian woman passed away at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility.

The deceased, who suffered from non-communicable diseases, had been a patient at the facility for 25 days, during which time she was in Primary Intensive Care on a ventilator.

In addition, eight positive cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed on Sunday, March 21.

The new cases – three men and five women – were identified from among the 261 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

Meanwhile, 28 people recovered and were released from isolation. The number of cases in isolation is 161.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 3 559 confirmed cases – 1 704 females and 1 855 males – and 3 358 people have recovered from the virus. The public health laboratory has so far completed 136 463 tests.

As part of the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, 624 people were vaccinated on Sunday.

To date, 61 752 vaccinations have been administered – 25 746 men and 36 006 women. (BGIS)