The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 195 new cases of COVID-19, 94 males and 101 females, on Sunday, October 3.  The facility conducted 1,835 tests.

The new positives comprise 151 people who are 18 years old and over, and 44 under the age of 18. There are 996 persons in isolation.

The island recorded two deaths on Sunday. A 64-year-old St. Lucian man died after spending seven days in primary isolation at the Harrison Point facility. He had no pre-existing conditions and was unvaccinated.

 The second casualty was a 70-year-old Barbadian woman who died yesterday afternoon in primary isolation at Harrison Point where she had been for nine days. She had an underlying illness and was unvaccinated.

Confirmed cases of the virus since March 2020, have reached 9,205 (4,498 males and 4,707 females).  The death toll from COVID-19 is 81. The laboratory has, to date, carried out 326,487 tests.

Public health officials have administered 138,666 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines under the National Vaccination Programme, while 107,470 persons (39.7 per cent of the population) have received second doses and are, therefore, fully vaccinated.

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