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172 new COVID cases and four deaths on Saturday

172 new COVID cases and four deaths on Saturday

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A total of 172 new COVID-19 cases, 80 males and 92 females, were reported for Saturday, November 20 from 1 360 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The new positives comprise 30 people who are under the age of 18, and 142 who are 18 years and older.

There were 804 people in isolation facilities, and 7 553 in home isolation.

Since March last year, Barbados’ confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded stand at 23 795 (11 392 males and 12 403 females). Four people – three males, aged 67, 67, and 83, and one 82-year-old female – succumbed to the viral illness, bringing the number of deaths as at November 20, to 210.

The public health laboratory carried out 424 857 tests since February 2020.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the number of people with at least one dose is 152 756 (66.9 per cent of the eligible population). The number of people who are fully vaccinated is 134 530 (49.6 per cent of the total population or 58.9 per cent of the eligible population).

The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older.  (BGIS)