Bridgetown, Barbados: The island reported a total of 85 new cases of the COVID-19 mutant, comprising 36 males and 49 females. So far, the island has reported a total of 26,949 confirmed cases of the deadliest mutant, according to the health ministry’s report till December 13, 2021.
As per the report, there are 228 individuals who are in isolation facilities, and 1,631 people have isolated themselves at their homes. No additional death has been recorded, following which the toll of people who scummed to the contagious COVID-19 outbreak remains at 253.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the island country, that is – in March 2020, Barbados has reported a total of 26,949 cases (12,820 males and 14,129 females). The public health laboratory has performed 453,093 tests.
Out of the 85 new cases registered, 20 out of them are under 18 years, and 65 individuals are 18 years older or above.
Barbados COVID-19 situation report state that till December 13, 2021, a total of 154,565 individuals have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, while a total of 140,080 individuals that is 51.7 percent of the population, has received their second shot of the vaccine and are now fully vaccinated against the deadly virus.
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.
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.