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New Covid cases top 100; 690 in isolation

New Covid cases top 100; 690 in isolation

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The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 108 new cases of COVID-19, comprising 51 males and 57 females from 1 582 tests on Thursday, September 9.

Of these new cases, 83 people are 18 years and older, while 23 are under the age of 18.  There are two whose ages are unknown and 690 people are in isolation.

Since the start of the pandemic, Barbados recorded 5 759 confirmed cases of the virus (2 858 females and 2 901 males) and 51 deaths.

The public health laboratory performed 279 853 tests.

A total of 118 811 first doses were administered under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19.  Meanwhile, 96 158 people or 35.5 per cent of the population, received their second dose and are fully vaccinated.  (BGIS)