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Barbados records 191 new COVID-19 cases

July 31st, 2022

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 191 new COVID-19 cases, 78 males and 113 females, from the 556 tests conducted on Saturday, July 30.

The cases comprised 33 people under the age of 18 and 158 who were 18 years and older.

The number of people in isolation facilities was 72, while 2,964 were in home isolation.

As of July 30, there were 493 COVID-19-related deaths.

The public health laboratory has conducted 728,547 tests since February 2020 and recorded 92,086 COVID-19 cases (41,897 males and 50,189 females). Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of people with at least one dose is 162,955 (71.3 per cent of the eligible population).  The total number of fully vaccinated individuals is 154,003 – 67,524 males and 86,479 females – which is 56.8 per cent of the total population or 67.4 per cent of the eligible population.  The eligible population represents those people who are 12 years and older.

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