COVID UPDATES August 28 2021
Attorney General Dale Marshall addressed the nation during the August 28, 2021 update by Government officials on COVID management in Barbados.
Attorney General Dale Marshall
- The current directive is bring revoked.
- The new directive takes effect from midnight and will be effect for two weeks.
- Church activity is limited to 25 people.
- Smaller churches will have fewer people.
- The paramount indicator is six feet per person.
- The Prime Minister will meet with faith-based organisations next week.
Dr Ingrid Cumberbatch
- The latest COVID-19 death is a 58-year-old woman who passed away this morning.
- She was in isolation for eight days.
- She had no comorbidities and was not vaccinated.
- Barbados has now recorded 49 COVID-19 deaths.
- This is the first death since July 8.
- Recent cases
- August 25: 21 cases (7 less than 18 years old)
- August 26: 48 cases (8 less than 18 years old)
- August 27: 92 cases (26 less than 18 years old)
- More children are getting infected
- If you are sick with the cold, sinus problems, flu-like symptoms, vomiting, do not stay home sick, do not go to work, do not take your child to day care.
- Go to the doctor, get a COVID-19 test.
- It is clear that the majority of infected people are unvaccinated.
- 95 per cent of those testing positive on August 25 were unvaccinated.
- 85 per cent of those testing positive on August 26 were unvaccinated.
- We are seeing entire families and households being affected.
- On August 25, there were three families.
- On August 26, there were six families.
- On August 27, there were 13 families.
- My picture painting for the next week is based on projections from UWI who assisted us in looking at having a mixture of Alpha and Delta cases.
- They gave a projection of a maximum of 500 cases a day.
- We haven’t seen that yet, but it is a possibility.
- People are becoming infected in two categories – recreational and places of work.
- We are finding that COVID isn’t spreading in the front offices of stores and supermarkets etc.
- It is spreading in back offices, store rooms and where staff congregate.
- We are having issues with churches and this has to do with close contact, confined spaces and crowds.
- Once you have those three Cs come together, you increase your chances of getting COVID.