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Barbados records 714 new COVID-19 cases

February 8th, 2022

There were 714 new COVID-19 cases, 310 males and 404 females, recorded on Monday, February 7, from among the 2,674 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

Of the positive cases, 150 people were under the age of 18, and 564 were 18 years and older.

People in isolation facilities numbered 158, while 12,300 were in home isolation.

Two women, aged 38 and 63, died from COVID-19 on Monday.  They passed away while at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility, and were both unvaccinated.

As at February 7, the virus had claimed 288 lives.

The public health laboratory has carried out 556,437 tests since February 2020, and recorded 49,372 COVID-19 cases (22,899 males and 26,473 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of people with at least one dose is 159,123 (69.7 per cent of the eligible population).  The total number of individuals who are fully vaccinated is 147,785 (54.5 per cent of the total population or 64.7 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those people who are 12 years and older.

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