The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory reported 61 new positive COVID-19 cases on Monday, February 22, from the 843 tests that were conducted.
There were 28 recoveries from the viral illness, bringing the number of active cases to 758.
The 61 new cases comprised 29 men and 32 women. Five 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 56 were Barbadians.
Barbados has recorded 2,852 confirmed cases – 1,313 females and 1,539 males – and 2,063 persons have recovered. There have been 31 deaths from COVID-19.
The public health laboratory has so far completed 121,964 tests. There were 2,545 persons vaccinated on Monday, as part of the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19. To date, a total of 19,089 vaccinations have been administered – 8,358 men and 10,731 women.