A total of 455 people, 212 males and 243 females, have tested positive for COVID-19 from the 1,487 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The cases comprised 101 persons under the age of 18, and 354 who were 18 years and older. There were 111 in isolation facilities, while 3,390 were in home isolation. The number of deaths from the viral illness now stands at 403.

The public health laboratory has conducted 658,562 tests since February 2020 and recorded 73,198 COVID-19 cases (33,532 males and 39,666 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 161,871 (70.9 per cent of the eligible population).  

The total number of persons who are fully vaccinated is 152,169 (56.1 per cent of the total population or 66.6 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.

julie.carrington@barbados.gov.bb

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