Barbados crosses 13,000 confirmed infections of COVID

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Bridgetown, Barbados: Barbados reported a total of 203 new cases of the COVID-19 mutant, comprising 87 males and 116 females. So far, the island has reported a total of 13,171 confirmed cases of the deadliest mutant, according to the health ministry’s report till October 17, 2021.

No death has been reported. As per the report, there are 595 individuals who are in isolation facilities, and 3269 people have isolated themselves at their homes. One additional death has been recorded.

The statistics show that so far, 109 individuals have lost their lives to the deadliest virus on the Caribbean island.

Since the pandemic started in the island country, that is – in March 2020, Barbados has reported a total of 13,171 cases (6339 males and 6832 females). The public health laboratory has performed 359,493 tests.

Barbados COVID-19 situation reports further state that so far, a total of 145,339 individuals have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, while a total of 117,020 individuals that is 43.2 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 203 new cases registered, 52 out of them are under 18 years, and 151 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.