Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation

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August 29, 2021

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory has reported 50 new cases of COVID-19 – 24 males and 26 females. Tests carried out on Saturday, August 28, numbered 1,886.

Of the 50 new positives, 40 people are over 18-years-old and 10 are under the age of 18.

One person, a 58-year-old woman, passed away from the virus yesterday after spending eight days in isolation. She had no underlying conditions and was unvaccinated. Her death brings the number of casualties from COVID-19 to 49.

There are currently 230 people in isolation.

Barbados has recorded 4,931 confirmed cases of the viral illness (2,418 females and 2,513 males) since March last year.

The public health laboratory has, to date, conducted 259, 396 tests.

The National Vaccination Programme has seen 107,838 people receive first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, while 93,773 persons – 39,023 males and 54,750 females – have been given second doses. Those who are fully vaccinated represent 34.6 per cent of the population.

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