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Drop in new COVID cases on Friday

Drop in new COVID cases on Friday

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The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory recorded 85 new cases (31 males and 54 females) of COVID-19 from 1 338 tests conducted on Friday, September 10.

There are currently 719 people in isolation.

Of the positive cases, 69 were 18 years old and over, while 16 were under age 18.

A 66-year-old Barbadian woman is the 52nd person to die from COVID-19. She passed away on Friday, at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility. She was unvaccinated.

Barbados recorded 5 844 confirmed COVID-19 cases – 2 912 females and 2 932 males – since March 2020.

The public health laboratory carried out 281 191 tests since February last year.

A total of 119 702 people received first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme. To date, 96 307 second doses were administered and this represents 35.6 per cent of the population. (BGIS)