462 new virus cases

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory has reported 462 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), comprising 227 males and 235 females. The new cases consist of eighty-six people under the age of 18 and 376 people who are 18 years old and over.

The number of tests conducted was 2 102.

There are currently 162 people in insolation and 11, 880 in home insolation.

Since the start of the pandemic, Barbados has recorded 48 239 confirmed cases of the viral illness (22 402 males and 25 837 females), and 286 deaths.  The public health laboratory has carried out 552 200 tests.

To date, 159 029 first doses have been administered under the National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign, while, 147 646 people (54.5 per cent of the population) have received their second dose and are fully vaccinated. (BGIS)

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