Barbados discovers 68 new COVID-19 cases

Barbados discovers 68 new COVID-19 cases

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Barbados is having 5,417 active COVID-19 cases on the island. Out of which 68 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 546 total Barbadians in isolation. The health department has tested 2,74,208 people, of which 5,417 were reported positive, 2,689 were female, and 2,728 were male. A total of 1,118 tests have been conducted in a single day.

In Barbados, 1,15,606 people received their first shot of vaccine and 95,444 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:

on Wednesday, September 8: Harrison College; Princess Margaret Secondary School; the Christ Church Parish Church Hall; Sharon Moravian Church Hall, and the Tamarind Hall Library at the Eric Holder Complex.

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

On Thursday, September 9, Harrison College, Princess Margaret Secondary School; Christ Church Parish Church Hall; Sharon Moravian Church Hall, and Alexandra School, Queen’s Street, St. Peter, are the school sites that will be operational.

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