158 new virus cases

Barbados recorded 158 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, 63 males and 95 females, from the 937 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Tuesday, March 1.

The positive cases consisted of 41 people under the age of 18, and 117 who were 18 years and older.

There were 56 people in isolation facilities, while 1 550 were in home isolation.

As at March 1, the virus had claimed 316 lives.

The public health laboratory has carried out 587 777 tests since February 2020, and recorded 55 543 COVID-19 cases (25 788 males and 29 755 females).

Under the National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign, the total number of people with at least one dose is 160 188 (70.1 per cent of the eligible population).

The total number of fully vaccinated people is 149 539 (55.2 per cent of the total population or 65.5 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents people who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)

Leave a Reply