The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 47 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, March 5, from the 710 tests conducted.

Sixty-four people also recovered from the viral illness.  The number of active cases on the island is 473.

The 47 positive cases comprise 23 men and 24 women. Eighteen of them had already been at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility undergoing assessment to determine whether they were newly positive, or had COVID-19 in the past and were no longer infectious. The other 29 persons are Barbadians.

Barbados has recorded 3,264 confirmed cases – 1,540 females and 1,724 males – and 2,754 persons have recovered. Thirty-seven people have died from COVID-19.

The public health laboratory has so far completed 129,589 tests.

There were 1,940 persons vaccinated on Friday, as part of the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19. To date, a total of 48,480 vaccinations have been administered – 20,425 men and 28,055 women.

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