6 new cases reported in Barbados

Barbadians to experience hike in food bills
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New COVID-19 data released by the Ministry of Health, Wellness Barbados. The data shows that the total active cases of COVID-19 are 6 in numbers, with 47 death report till present in Barbados due to the COVID-19 virus.

From the day pandemic hit Barbados, the health department have tested 1,71,254 people, out of which 4,023 were reported positive out of which 1,946 were female and 2,077 were male. Now there are 39 persons who are isolated.

In Barbados,79,503 people received their first shot of vaccine and 60,816 have been fully vaccinated with having 2 shots according to the time.

  The Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization, under the rollout programme of the vaccine distribution, provided 33,600 doses to Barbados.

WHO aims to provide 183,000 vaccine to the Caribbean island of Barbados.

The government gave their COVID-19 Hotline numbers for helping the citizens 536-4500 and COVID Monitoring Unit 536-3865 along the data shared by the Health Ministry.

 To combat COVID-19, Barbados have received 33,600 doses of Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccines under the COVAX facility from PAHO.

On May 4, 2021, 650 COVID-19 tests were administered by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory, reporting 31 positive coronavirus cases in Barbados.

On Friday, May 9 2021, Barbados reported 2 new positive cases of COVID-19, one male and one female, from the 678 tests conducted by the Best-Dos Santos Public health laboratory.

Whereas five persons have recovered from coronavirus, and 109 persons remain under isolation as a health security measure.

 March 17 2020, the Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic, approved the first two cases in Barbados. They will live in isolation until they recover from the virus.

On March 19 2020, three more cases were approved, taking the total number of cases to 5, including the husband of the first case and a cruise ship passenger and a person from New York.