96 new virus cases

Barbados recorded 96 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, 41 males and 55 females, from the 692 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Sunday, March 6.

The positive cases consisted of 23 people under the age of 18, and 73 who were 18 years and older.

There were 47 people in isolation facilities, while 1 384 were in home isolation.

Two women, aged 78 and 96, who were both unvaccinated, and an 89-year-old vaccinated man succumbed to the virus on Sunday.

As at March 6, the virus had claimed 322 lives.

The public health laboratory has carried out 592 222 tests since February 2020, and recorded 56 220 COVID-19 cases (26 095 males and 30 125 females).

Under the National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign, the total number of people with at least one dose is 160 485 (70.3 per cent of the eligible population).

The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 150,017 (55.4 per cent of the total population or 65.7 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)

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