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Over 3 200 in home isolation in Barbados

Over 3 200 in home isolation in Barbados

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The Best-Dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 195 new COVID-19 cases, 90 males and 105 females, on Saturday, October 16 from 2 355 tests.

Of this number, 43 were under age 18, and 152 were 18 years and older.

There are currently 589 people in isolation facilities and 3 221 in home isolation.

Five deaths were recorded on Saturday – three women, aged 60, 66 and 74 and two men, 69 and 70 years old. They were all unvaccinated.

Their deaths bring the number of lives lost to the viral illness to 119.

Barbados recorded 12 968 cases of COVID-19 (6 252 males and 6 716 females) since the start of the pandemic.

The public health laboratory carried out 357 580 tests.

To date, 144 981 people or 63.5 per cent of the eligible population, received at least one dose of the vaccine under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19.

A total of 116 514 people (43 per cent of the total population or 51 per cent of the eligible population) received their second doses and are fully vaccinated. The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)