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50 new cases, 230 in isolation

50 new cases, 230 in isolation

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The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory reported 50 new cases of COVID-19, comprising 24 males and 26 females, from 1 886 tests carried out on Saturday, August 28.

Of the 50 new positives, 40 people are over 18 years old and 10 are under the age of 18.

One person, a 58-year-old woman, passed away from the virus yesterday after spending eight days in isolation.  She had no underlying conditions and was unvaccinated. Her death brings the number of casualties from COVID-19 to 49.

There are currently 230 people in isolation.

Barbados has recorded 4 931 confirmed cases of the viral illness (2 418 females and 2 513 males) since March last year.

The public health laboratory has conducted 259 396 tests to date.

Under the National Vaccination Programme, 107 838 people received first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, while 93 773 – 39 023 males and 54 750 females – were given second doses.  Those who are fully vaccinated represent 34.6 per cent of the population. (BGIS)