493 new virus cases

Barbados recorded 493 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, 204 males and 289 females, from the 1 418 tests carried out on Thursday, April 21, by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The cases consisted of 89 people under the age of 18, and 404 who were 18 years and older.

There were 72 people in isolation facilities, while 2 926 were in home isolation.

Two men, aged 88 and 99, died from the viral illness on Thursday. They were both fully vaccinated.

As at April 21, a total of 388 deaths related to COVID-19 were recorded.

The public health laboratory has conducted 638 650 tests since February 2020, and recorded 66 810 COVID-19 cases (30 758 males and 36 052 females).

Under the National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign, the total number of people with at least one dose is 161 604 (70.8 per cent of the eligible population).

The total number of fully-vaccinated people is 151 755 (56 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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