Barbados recorded 202 new COVID-19 cases, 94 males and 108 females, on Friday, July 8, out of 666 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

Of that number, there were 53 persons under the age of 18, and 149 persons 18 years and older. There are now 53 people in isolation facilities and 1,589 in home isolation.

No deaths were recorded, and the number of persons who died from the viral illness remains at 478.

To date, the public health laboratory has carried out 710,449 tests since February 2020, and recorded 85,881 cases (39,294 males and 46,587 females) of COVID-19.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 162,705 (71.2 per cent of the eligible population).

The total number of persons who are fully vaccinated is 153,672 (56.7 per cent of the total population, or 67.3 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.  

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