346 new COVID cases and five deaths on Friday
Three hundred and forty-six people – 169 males and 177 females – are the latest COVID-19 cases from 2 231 tests by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Friday, October 15.
They comprise 92 people under the age of 18, and 254 who are 18 years and older.
There are currently 601 people in isolation facilities, and 2 728 in home isolation.
Five deaths were recorded for Friday – two women, aged 50 and 87, and three men, aged 51, 59, and 93. They were all unvaccinated. Their deaths bring the number of people who died from the virus to 114, as at October 15.
Since the start of the pandemic, Barbados recorded 12 773 confirmed cases (6 162 males and 6 611 females) of the viral illness.
The public health laboratory carried out 355 225 tests.
To date, 144 569 people or 63.3 per cent of the eligible population, received first doses under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, and 116 084 (42.8 per cent of the total population or 50.8 per cent of the eligible population) received their second dose and are fully vaccinated.
The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)