Barbados recorded 217 new COVID-19 cases, 93 males and 124 females, from the 625 tests carried out on Thursday, April 28, by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

Of the positive cases, 47 persons were under the age of 18, and 170 were 18 years and older. The number of people in isolation facilities was 112, while 4,238 were in home isolation.

A 59-year-old man and a 77-year-old woman died from COVID-19 on Thursday. They were both unvaccinated.  As at April 28, there were 392 COVID-19 related deaths.

The public health laboratory has conducted 647,492 tests since February 2020, and recorded 69,562 COVID-19 cases (31,964 males and 37,598 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 161,711 (70.8 per cent of the eligible population).  

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 151,930 (56.1 per cent of the total population or 66.5 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. 

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