The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory has reported 462 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday 5 January 2022. They comprised of 227 males and 235 females – eighty- Six under the age of 18 and 376 persons who are 18 years old and over.
The number of tests conducted was 2,102.
There are currently 162 persons in insolation and 11, 880 in-home isolation.
Zero deaths have been reported.
Since the start of the pandemic, Barbados has recorded 48,239 confirmed cases of the viral illness (22,402 males and 25,837 females), and 286 deaths. The public health laboratory has carried out 552,200 tests.
To date, a total of 159,029 first doses have been administered under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19. While 147,646 people (54.5 per cent of the population) have received their second dose and are fully vaccinated.
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