The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory has identified 168 new cases of COVID-19.  A total of 1,628 tests were conducted on Tuesday, September 21.

The new cases comprise 81 males and 87 females. Thirty-three persons are under the age 18, and 134 are 18 years and older. The age of one person is unknown. There are 881 people in isolation.

The virus claimed three lives on Tuesday, September 21, pushing the death toll to 62. The deceased are three males, aged 68, 81, and 87, all of whom had comorbidities and were unvaccinated.

To date, Barbados has recorded 6,904 cases – 3,432 males and 3,472 females – of the viral illness. The public health laboratory has performed 300,479 tests.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, 128,161 first doses have been administered. So far, 99,117 persons (36.6 per cent of the population) have received their second dose and are fully vaccinated.

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