Barbados confirms 65 new COVID-19 cases on island

Barbados confirms 65 new COVID-19 cases on island
Barbados confirms 65 new COVID-19 cases on island

Barbados is having 5,248 active COVID-19 cases on the island. Out of which 65 are recently reported COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hrs. This shows the increasing positivity rate of COVID-19 in the country.

According to the COVID-19 updation report, there are 484 total Barbadians in isolation. The health department has tested 2,70,263 people, of which 5,248 were reported positive, 2,587 were female, and 2,661 were male. A total of 2,139 tests have been conducted in a single day.

In Barbados, 1,14,491 people received their first shot of vaccine and 95,286 have been fully vaccinated with getting 2 shots according to the present time. 35.2% population have been fully vaccinated.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness’ Immunisation Unit has advised that first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are available at all operating vaccination centres.

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

As Barbados received another batch of AstraZeneca vaccines in its “arsenal” to fight the virus, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has disclosed that just under 2,300 people were inoculated yesterday.

New sites for vaccination in Barbados:

  • MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6

On Monday, September 6, the following school sites will be open: Harrison College, Crumpton Street, St. Michael; Princess Margaret Secondary School, Six Roads, St. Philip; Christ Church Parish Church Hall; Sharon Moravian Church Hall, Sharon, St. Thomas, and The Alleyne School.

The non-school vaccination centres for that day will be: Building No.2 Harbour Industrial Park; the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic, the Masonic Centre, Salters, St. George, and the Winston Scott Polyclinic, Jemmotts Lane, St. Michael.

  • TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7

Those school sites operating on Tuesday, September 7, will be: Princess Margaret Secondary School; Christ Church Parish Church Hall; Sharon Moravian Church Hall; the Tamarind Hall Library at the Eric Holder Complex, Blackmans, St. Joseph, and The Lodge School, Society, St. John.

The non-school sites will be: Building No. 2 Harbour Industrial Park, the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic, and the Masonic Centre.