Barbados recorded 158 new COVID-19 cases, 63 males and 95 females, from the 937 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Tuesday, March 1.

The positive cases consisted of 41 persons under the age of 18, and 117 who were 18 years and older. There were 56 people in isolation facilities, while 1,550 were in home isolation. As at March 1, the virus had claimed 316 lives.

The public health laboratory has carried out 587,777 tests since February 2020, and recorded 55,543 COVID-19 cases (25,788 males and 29,755 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 160,188 (70.1 per cent of the eligible population). 

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 149,539 (55.2 per cent of the total population or 65.5 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older.

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