Barbados confirms additional 298 COVID cases along with 1 death

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Bridgetown, Barbados: Barbados reported a total of 298 new cases of the COVID-19 mutant, comprising 149 males and 149 females. So far, the island has reported a total of 17,763 confirmed cases of the deadliest mutant, according to the health ministry’s report till October 30, 2021.

As per the report, there are 808 individuals who are in isolation facilities, and 5,296 people have isolated themselves at their homes. One additional death has been recorded. With this additional death, the toll of people who scummed to the contagious COVID-19 outbreak has risen to 153.

The death reported is of an 85-year-old Barbadian male who was vaccinated.

Since the pandemic started in the island country, that is – in March 2020, Barbados has reported a total of 17,763 cases (8,596 males and 9,167 females). The public health laboratory has performed 388,760 tests.

Barbados COVID-19 situation reports further state that so far, a total of 148,757 individuals have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, while a total of 126,355 individuals that is 46.6 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 298 new cases registered, 64 out of them are under 18 years, and 234 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.