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68 new COVID cases

68 new COVID cases

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Sixty-eight new COVID-19 cases, 28 males and 40 females, have been identified by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory from 1 118 tests conducted on Sunday, September 5.

The new positives include 61 people who are 18 years old and over, and seven who are under the age of 18.

There are currently 546 people in isolation.

Barbados has recorded 5 417 confirmed cases of the virus (2 689 females and 2 728 males) since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, and there have been 51 deaths.

The public health laboratory carried out 274 208 tests since February last year.

Under the National Vaccination Programme, 115 606 people have received first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, while 95 444 persons (35.2 per cent of the population) received second doses and are now fully vaccinated. (BGIS)