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New COVID cases in single digits

New COVID cases in single digits

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Barbados recorded eight new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

The two men and six women were identified from among the 441 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. Eleven people recovered and were discharged from isolation, and there are now 149 in isolation.

There were 3 582 confirmed cases – 1 718 females and 1 864 males – since Barbados recorded the first cases in March 2020 and 3 401 people recovered.  There were 40 deaths from COVID-19.

The public health laboratory has so far completed 137 567 tests.

On Tuesday, 945 people were vaccinated as part of the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19. To date, 62 765 vaccinations were administered to 26 065 men and 36 700 women. (BGIS)