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95 new COVID cases

95 new COVID cases

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The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory reported 95 new cases – 46 females and 49 males – of COVID-19 from 1 686 tests conducted on Friday, September 17.

There are currently 842 people in isolation.

Of the new cases, twenty-two persons are under the age of 18, and 72 are 18 years and older.  The age of one individual is unknown.

A 70-year-old Barbadian male died on Friday at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility.  He had co-morbidities and was unvaccinated.

Since the start of the pandemic, Barbados has recorded 6 453 confirmed cases of the viral illness (3 226 males and 3 227 females), and 58 deaths.

The public health laboratory has carried out 293 705 tests.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, 125 042 first doses were administered, while 97 311 people (35.9 per cent of the population) received their second dose and are fully vaccinated. (BGIS)