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Barbados records 469 new COVID-19 cases

May 17th, 2022

A total of 469 people, 193 males and 276 females, tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, May 16, from among the 1,952 tests carried out by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

Of the positive cases, 139 people were under the age of 18, and 330 were 18 years and older.

There were 95 people in isolation facilities, while 4,340 were in home isolation.

As at May 16, there were 434 COVID-19 related deaths.

The public health laboratory has conducted 673,670 tests since February 2020, and recorded 77,364 COVID-19 cases (35,384 males and 41,980 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of people with at least one dose is 162,077 (71 per cent of the eligible population).  The total number of fully vaccinated individuals is 152,397 (56.2 per cent of the total population or 66.7 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those people who are 12 years and older. 

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