Eight positive cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed on Sunday, March 21.

The new cases – three men and five women – were identified from among the 261 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

Meanwhile, 28 persons recovered and were released from isolation. The number of cases in isolation is 161.

COVID-19 claimed the life of its 40th victim on Saturday, March 20, when a 61-year-old Barbadian woman passed away at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility. The deceased who suffered from non-communicable diseases, had been a patient at the facility for 25 days during which time she was in Primary Intensive Care on a ventilator.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 3,559 confirmed cases – 1,704 females and 1,855 males – and 3,358 people have recovered from the virus. The public health laboratory has so far completed 136,463 tests.

As part of the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, 624 people were vaccinated on Sunday. To date, a total of 61,752 vaccinations have been administered – 25,746 men and 36,006 women.

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