COVID deaths at 40
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)