Bridgetown, Barbados: Barbados reported a total of 320 new cases of the COVID-19 mutant, comprising 133 males and 187 females. So far, the island has reported a total of 12,105 confirmed cases of the deadliest mutant, according to the health ministry’s report till October 13, 2021.
As per the report, there are 578 individuals who are in isolation facilities, and 2519 people have isolated themselves at their homes. Fve additional deaths have been recorded.i
Among the deaths, there were three men aged 49, 56 and 92, and two women aged 50 and 73. Two of the deceased were fully vaccinated and three unvaccinated.With these additional deaths, the toll of people who scummed to contagious COVID-19 outbreak has risen to 108.
Since the pandemic started in the island country, that is – in March 2020, Barbados has reported a total of 12,105 cases (5,839 males and 6,266 females). The public health laboratory has performed 350,270 tests.
Barbados COVID-19 situation reports further state that so far, a total of 143,661 individuals have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, while a total of 114,570 individuals that is 42.3 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 320 new cases registered, 69 out of them are under 18 years, and 251 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.