The island recorded 55 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, February, 23.  They were diagnosed from among 677 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

Twenty-nine people recovered from the virus, bringing the number of active cases to 783.

One person died, a 68-year-old woman, who passed away yesterday at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility.  Her passing brings the number of COVID-19 deaths to 32.

The 55 new cases comprised 23 men and 32 women. Eight of them had already been at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility undergoing assessment to determine whether their positive PCR test result showed that they were in fact newly positive, or whether they had COVID in the past and were no longer infectious. The other 47 cases were Barbadians.

Barbados has recorded 2,907 confirmed cases – 1,345 females and 1,562 males – and 2,092 persons have recovered. The public health laboratory has completed 122,641 tests, since February 2020.

There were 2,907 persons vaccinated on Tuesday, as part of the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19.   To date, a total of 22,037 vaccinations have been administered – 9,593 men and 12,444 women.

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