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391 new virus cases


391 new virus cases

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A total of 391 people were identified as coronavirus (COVID-19) positive on Tuesday, October 26, by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. The lab conducted 2 078 tests.

Of the 184 males and 207 females comprising the new cases, 81 people are under the age of 18, and 310 are 18 years and older.

There are 740 people in isolation facilities, and 4 674 in home isolation.

Six deaths were recorded yesterday – four Barbadian females aged 54, 82, 85 and a 97-year-old who died on October 24, but was subsequently confirmed positive, and two males – aged 51 and 87. They were all unvaccinated. These deaths bring the total number of deaths from COVID-19 to 149, as at October 27.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded from March 2020 stand at 16 424 (7 960 males and 8 464 females), and the total number of tests since February last year is 380 413.

Under the National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign, the total number of people with at least one dose is 147 702 (64.7 per cent of the eligible population).  A total of 123 217 persons (45.5 per cent of the total population or 54 per cent of the eligible population) have received their second doses and are fully vaccinated.

The eligible population represents people who are 12 years and older. (MHW/BGIS)

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