Barbados records 26 positive COVID-19 cases

Barbados records 26 positive COVID-19 cases
Barbados records 26 positive COVID-19 cases

Barbados is having 4,720 active COVID-19 cases on the island. Out of which 26 are recently reported 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 176 total Barbadians in isolation. The health department have tested 2,52,611 people, of which 4,720 were reported positive, in which 2,303 were female, and 2,417 were male. A total of 1,672 tests have been conducted in a single day.

In Barbados, 1,04,678 people received their first shot of vaccine and 92,025 have been fully vaccinated with getting 2 shots according to the present time. 34%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.

Persons have the options of the AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Sinopharm vaccines when they visit the sites. They can walk in without an appointment.

The centres which are open today, Thursday, August 26, are Harrison College, Crumpton Street, St. Michael; the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Mile-and-a-Quarter, St. Peter, and the Sharon Moravian Church Hall, Sharon, St. Thomas.

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.

PM Mottley said with AstraZeneca being available again, people now had a choice of three vaccines, and they have acted by going to the vaccination centres to be immunised.

After receiving the third and final shipment of 33,600 vaccines under the COVAX Facility, the prime minister made the comments this afternoon at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

She told those present that she had started discussions yesterday with unvaccinated frontline workers, and she would meet with additional groups today.