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Barbados records another day of over 300 new COVID-19 cases

October 13, 2021

There were 311 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Tuesday, October 12.  The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory conducted 2,473 tests.

Of the 155 females and 156 males who tested positive, 69 individuals were under the age of 18, and 242 people were 18 years and older.

There are 541 people in isolation facilities, and 2,273 in home isolation.

Two people, a 69-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman, died at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility.  There were 103 deaths as at Tuesday, October 12.

Since March 2020, confirmed COVID-19 cases have reached 11,785 (5,706 males and 6,079 females).

The public health laboratory has conducted 347,719 tests, to date.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of individuals with at least one dose is 143,151 (62.7 per cent of the eligible population). The total number of people who are fully vaccinated is 113,850 (42 per cent of the total population or 49.8 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those people who are 12 years and older.

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