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New COVID cases fall below 200

New COVID cases fall below 200

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As of Saturday, February 19, 190 people tested positive for COVID-19 from 1 050 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

Of the 190 people, 103 were males and 87 were females.

From the new cases, 40 individuals were under the age of 18 and 150 were 18 years and older. There were 100 people in isolation facilities, and 3 420 in home isolation.

Two Barbadian males – a vaccinated 69-year-old and an 84-year-old who was unvaccinated – succumbed to the virus on Saturday, February 19, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 310.

The public health laboratory has carried out 576 655 tests since February 2020, and recorded 53 698 cases (24 941 males and 28, 757 females) of COVID-19.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the number of people with at least one dose is 159 825 (70 per cent of the eligible population).

The number of fully vaccinated is 148 906, which is about (54.9 per cent of the total population, or 65.2 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older.  (BGIS)