A total of 391 persons were identified as COVID-19 positive on Tuesday, October 26, by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. The lab conducted 2,078 tests. 

Of the 184 males and 207 females comprising the new cases, 81 persons are under the age of 18, and 310 are 18 years and older. There are 740 people in isolation facilities, and 4,674 in home isolation.

Six persons died from the virus yesterday- four Barbadian females aged 54, 82, 85 and a 97-year-old who died October 24, but was subsequently confirmed positive, and two males aged 51 and 87. They were all unvaccinated.  These deaths bring the total number of deaths from COVID-19 to 149, as at October 27.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded from March 2020 stand at 16,424 (7,960 males and 8,464 females), and the total number of tests since February last year is 380,413.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 147,702 (64.7 per cent of the eligible population). A total of 123,217 persons (45.5 per cent of the total population or 54 per cent of the eligible population) have received their second doses and are fully vaccinated. 

The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. 

Ministry of Health and Wellness

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