Two-hundred cases of COVID-19; 74 males and 126 females – were identified by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on January 2, from among the 896 tests conducted.

The new cases comprise 23 individuals under the age of 18 and 177 who are 18 and older. There are 210 persons in isolation facilities and 1,378 others in home isolation.

Since the start of the pandemic, Barbados has recorded 29,160 cases (13,800 males and 15,360 females) of the viral illness from 473,733 tests. The death toll remains at 262.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, 156,003 persons (68.3 per cent of the eligible population) have received their first dose. A total of 143,735 persons (53.2 per cent of the total population or 62.9 per cent of the eligible population) are fully vaccinated. The eligible population represents those persons 12 years and older.

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