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New record high in daily COVID-19 cases as 567 test positive

January 11th, 2022

Barbados has reached a new record high in daily COVID-19 cases.

This as 567 people – 239 males and 328 females – tested positive yesterday, from the 2,488 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The positive cases comprise 100 people under the age of 18, and 467 who are 18 years and older.

There were 98 people in isolation facilities, while 3,520 were in home isolation.

As at January 10th, there were 266 deaths from the virus.

The public health laboratory has carried out 490,640 tests since February 2020, and recorded 32,795 COVID-19 cases (15,370 males and 17,425 females).           

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of people with at least one dose is 156,871 (68.7 per cent of the eligible population).  

The total number of people who are fully vaccinated is 144,995 (53.5 per cent of the total population or 63.5 per cent of the eligible population).

The eligible population represents those individuals who are 12 years and older.

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