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Over 400 new COVID-19 cases recorded

October 22nd, 2021

COVID-19 cases in Barbados continue to climb as over 400 new cases have been recorded.

427 people (239 males and 188 females) were confirmed positive out of the 2,555 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Lab yesterday.

The new positives comprise 70 individuals under the age of 18 and 357 who are 18 years and older.

638 people are in isolation facilities and 3,896 in home isolation.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded since March last year stand at 14,753 (7,146 males and 7,607 females). As at October 21st, 124 lives have been lost to the virus.

The public health lab has carried out 369,920 tests since February 2020.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of people with at least one dose is 146,302 (64.1% of the eligible population).

The total number of people who are fully vaccinated is 119,876 (44.% of the total population or 52.5% of the eligible population).

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

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