Bridgetown, Barbados: Barbados reported a total of 247 new cases of the COVID-19 mutant, comprising 111 males and 136 females. So far, the island has reported a total of 15,588 confirmed cases of the deadliest mutant, according to the health ministry’s report till October 24, 2021.
As per the report, there are 788 individuals who are in isolation facilities, and 4952 people have isolated themselves at their homes. Nine additional death has been recorded. With these additional deaths, the toll of people who scummed to contagious COVID-19 outbreak has risen to 139.
Out of the deaths reported, 5 were females of ages – 54, 59, 61, 64 and 65, and four males, aged – 62, 65, 71 and 93. Two persons (one male and one female) were fully vaccinated and seven unvaccinated.
Since the pandemic started in the island country, that is – in March 2020, Barbados has reported a total of 15558 cases (7547 males and 8041 females). The public health laboratory has performed 376112 tests.
Barbados COVID-19 situation reports further state that so far, a total of 147118 individuals have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, while a total of 121827 individuals that is 45 per cent of the population, has received their second shot of the vaccine and are now fully vaccinated against the deadly virus.
Out of the 247 new cases registered, 49 out of them are under 18 years, and 198 individuals are 18 years older or above.
If the citizens have any queries regarding the COVID-19 update or vaccination, they can contact at the following numbers – 536-4500 or 536-3865.
Prime Minister – Mia Amor Mottley, along with the health ministry, is urging the citizens to abide by the COVID-19 protocols/measures such as – wearing masks, sanitizing frequently and maintaining a social distance. She also urged the Barbadians to take their jabs of the vaccine as soon as possible so as to decrease the chances of transmission and assist the nation in achieving its target of herd immunity.