Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation

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August 19, 2021

Seven males and eight females are the most recent persons to be diagnosed with COVID-19.  The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory conducted 1,364 tests on Wednesday, August 18.

There are 137 people in isolation.

Barbados has recorded 4,609 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (2,245 females and 2,364 males) since March last year.  The death toll from the virus is 48.

The public health laboratory has carried out a total of 244,284 tests.

As part of the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, 101,370 first doses of the vaccine have been administered, and 87,710 persons (32.4 per cent of the population) have received second doses and are fully vaccinated.

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