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COVID cases in Barbados top 400 again

COVID cases in Barbados top 400 again

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For the second time in a week, Barbados topped the 400-mark in new COVID-19 cases.

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory reported a record 445 cases – 229 males and 216 females – from 2 223 tests conducted Monday, October 25.

Barbados recorded 427 new positive cases last Thursday.

The new cases consist of 87 people who are under the age of 18, and 358 who are 18 years and older.

There are 768 people in isolation facilities, and 4 693 in home isolation.

Four deaths were recorded – three Barbadian females aged 40, 58 and 81 and a 53-year-old Vincentian male. They were all unvaccinated.  Their deaths bring the number of persons who have died from COVID-19, as at October 25, to 143.

Barbados recorded 16 033 confirmed cases (7 776 males and 8 257 females) of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in March last year.

The public health laboratory carried out 378 335 tests since February 2020.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of people with at least one dose is 147 436 (64.6 per cent of the eligible population).

Overall, 122 666 people (45.3 per cent of the total population or 53.7 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. (PR/SAT)