Barbados: Barbados reported a total of 201 new cases of the COVID-19 mutant, comprising 94 males and 107 females. So far, the island has reported a total of 8,381 confirmed cases of the deadliest mutant, according to the health ministry’s report till 29 September 2021.
As per to the report, there are 995 individuals who are in isolation till 29 September 2021, while 5 individuals lost life to the COVID-19 mutant. Three individuals who passed away on Saturday were 85-year-old woman and four men aged 52, 55, 58, and 65. They all were unvaccinated.
With these additional deaths, the toll of people who scummed to contagious COVID-19 outbreak has risen to 74.
Since the pandemic started in the island country, that is – in March 2020, Barbados has reported a total of 8,381 cases (4,120 males and 4,261 females). The public health laboratory has performed 317,746 tests.
Barbados COVID-19 situation report further states that so far, a total of 135,036 individuals have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, while a total of 104,912 individuals that is 38.7 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 201 new cases registered, 39 out of them are under 18 years, and 162 individuals are 18 years older or above.
If the citizens have any query 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.