A total of 218 new COVID-19 cases (92 males and 126 females) were recorded by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Saturday, October 2. The facility conducted 2,176 tests.

The 218 new cases comprise 51 persons under the age of 18, and 167 who are 18 years old and older. There are currently 1,021 persons in insolation.

A 52-year-old woman died from the viral illness on Saturday. She had comorbidities and was unvaccinated.

Since the start of the pandemic, Barbados has recorded 9,010 confirmed cases of the viral illness (4,404 males and 4,606 females), and 79 deaths, as at October 2. The public health laboratory has carried out 324,652 tests.

To date, 138,060 people have received first doses under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19.  Meanwhile, 107,056 or 39.5 per cent of the population have received second doses, and are fully vaccinated.

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