Barbados: 50 % population is fully immunised against COVID

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Bridgetown, Barbados: Barbados COVID-19 situation report state that till November 23, 2021, a total of 153,165 individuals have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, while a total of 135,475 individuals that is 50 percent of the population, has received their second shot of the vaccine and are now fully vaccinated against the deadly virus.

The island reported a total of 198 new cases of the COVID-19 mutant, comprising 89 males and 109 females. So far, the island has reported a total of 24,432 confirmed cases of the deadliest mutant, according to the health ministry’s report till November 23, 2021.

As per the report, there are 635 individuals who are in isolation facilities, and 7,125 people have isolated themselves at their homes. Two additional deaths have been recorded, taking the toll of people who scummed to the contagious COVID-19 outbreak to 215.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the island country, that is – in March 2020, Barbados has reported a total of 24,432 cases (11,672 males and 12,760 females). The public health laboratory has performed 429,377 tests.

Out of the 198 new cases registered, 41 out of them are under 18 years, and 157 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.

The Prime Minister has 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.