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New COVID infections at 411 on Monday

New COVID infections at 411 on Monday

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The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory conducted 2 255 tests and recorded 411 new COVID-19 cases – 185 males and 226 females – on Monday, November 8.

Of this number, 98 were under the age of 18, and 313 were 18 years and older.

There were 896 people in isolation facilities, and 6 661 in home isolation.

Two deaths were recorded – a 90-year-old Barbadian woman, who died at the Blackman and Gollop Isolation Facility on November 7, and a 79-year-old Barbadian man, who died at the Harrison’s Point Isolation facility.  They were both unvaccinated.

At November 8, there were 183 COVID-19 deaths.

The number of people with at least one dose under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19 is 150 639 (66 per cent of the eligible population), while 130 367 (48.1 per cent of the total population or 57.1 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.

The public health laboratory carried out 405 139 tests since February 2020 and recorded 20 676 confirmed cases (9 968 males and 10 708 females) of the viral illness. (BGIS)