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Of the 16 COVID-related deaths which occurred in Barbados during the week October 15 to 21, nine (56 per cent) were males. Their ages ranged from 29 to 93, with the median age of 65.  

Underlying illnesses or comorbidities were found in 69 per cent of the deceased, with seven (43 per cent) having multiple comorbidities.  

The two main comorbidities reported were diabetes and hypertension, with one person having had cancer and one being asthmatic. All of the deceased were unvaccinated.

Ministry of Health and Wellness

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