164 new virus cases

Barbados recorded 164 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, 65 males and 99 females, from the 585 tests carried out on Sunday, April 17, by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

Of the positive cases, 20 people were under the age of 18, and 144 were 18 years and older.

There were 85 people in isolation facilities, while 3 133 were in home isolation.

An 86-year-old woman and a 91-year-old man, who were both unvaccinated, passed away from the viral illness on Sunday.

As at April 17, there were 386 deaths related to COVID-19.

The public health laboratory has conducted 632 869 tests since February 2020, and recorded 64 794 COVID-19 cases (29 886 males and 34 908 females).

Under the National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign, the total number of people with at least one dose is 161 509 (70.7 per cent of the eligible population).

The total number of fully-vaccinated people is 151 635 (55.9 per cent of the total population or 66.4 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents people who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)

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