Barbados recorded 471 new COVID-19 cases, 229 males and 242 females, from the 1,947 tests carried out on Wednesday, May 11, by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The cases consisted of 104 persons under the age of 18, and 367 who were 18 years and older. There were 108 people in isolation facilities, while 3,697 were in home isolation,

A 70-year-old vaccinated man and a 92-year-old unvaccinated woman died from the virus on Wednesday. As at May 11, there were 432 COVID-19 related deaths.

The public health laboratory has conducted 666,454 tests since February 2020, and recorded 75,438 COVID-19 cases (34,557 males and 40,881 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 161,974 (70.9 per cent of the eligible population).  

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 152,295 (56.2 per cent of the total population or 66.7 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. 

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