217 new virus cases

Barbados recorded 217 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, 93 males and 124 females, from the 625 tests carried out on Thursday, April 28, by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

Of the positive cases, 47 people were under the age of 18, and 170 were 18 years and older.

The number of people in isolation facilities was 112, while 4 238 were in home isolation.

A 59-year-old man and a 77-year-old woman died from COVID-19 on Thursday. They were both unvaccinated.  As at April 28, there were 392 deaths related to COVID-19.

The public health laboratory has conducted 647 492 tests since February 2020, and recorded 69 562 COVID-19 cases (31 964 males and 37 598 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of people with at least one dose is 161 711 (70.8 per cent of the eligible population).

The total number of fully-vaccinated people is 151 930 (56.1 per cent of the total population or 66.5 per cent of the eligible population).

The eligible population represents people who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)

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