Fifteen COVID-19 deaths occurred in Barbados during the period Friday, November 12, to Thursday, November 18.
Of these, eight were males (53 per cent), whose ages ranged from 36 to 96, with the median age being 73.
Additionally, underlying illnesses or comorbidities were found in 80 per cent of the deceased, with eight of them (53 per cent) having more than one comorbidity. The two main comorbidities reported were diabetes and hypertension. The others were cardiovascular disease and asthma.
Thirteen (87 per cent) of the deceased were unvaccinated. Two persons were partially vaccinated.