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Barbados records 74 new COVID-19 cases

December 12, 2021

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 74 new cases (34 males and 40 females) of COVID-19 on Saturday, December 11, from the 1,117 tests conducted.

Of the new cases, nine people were under the age of 18, and 65 were 18 years and older.

There were 263 people in isolation facilities, and 1,763 in home isolation.

One death was recorded – a 73-year-old fully vaccinated woman passed away at the Harrison’s Point Isolation Facility.

As at December 11, the number of people who have died from the virus is 252.

The public health laboratory has carried out 451,177 tests since February 2020, and recorded 26,814 COVID-19 cases – 12,764 males and 14,050 females.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of individuals with at least one dose is 154,481 (67.6 per cent of the eligible population). The total number of people who are fully vaccinated is 139,823 (51.6 per cent of the total population or 61.2 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those individuals who are 12 years and older.

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