COVID-19 Update for September 24

Barbados recorded 24 new COVID-19 cases, nine males and 15 females, from the 256 tests conducted at laboratories across the island on Saturday, September 24.

Of the positive cases, seven people were under the age of 18, and 17 were 18 years and older.

There were 32 people in isolation facilities, while 254 were in home isolation. No deaths were recorded yesterday, so the number of COVID-19-related deaths remains at 559.

The health laboratories have conducted 764 152 tests since February 2020 and recorded 102 436 COVID-19 cases (46 340 males and 56 096 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the number of people with at least one dose is 163 621 (71.6 per cent of the eligible population).

The number of people who are fully vaccinated is 154 642 (67 820 males and 86 822 females), which represents 57.1 per cent of the total population or 67.7 per cent of the eligible population). The eligible population represents those who are 12 years and older. (BGIS)

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