Barbados reports 31 new cases of COVID-19

Barbados discovers 68 new COVID-19 cases
Barbados discovers 68 new COVID-19 cases

Barbados is having 5,183 active COVID-19 cases on the island. Out of which 31 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 425 total Barbadians in isolation. The health department has tested 2,68,124 people, of which 5,183 were reported positive, 2,551 were female, and 2,632 were male. A total of 1,557 tests have been conducted in a single day.

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In Barbados, 1,13,404 people received their first shot of vaccine and 95,035 have been fully vaccinated with getting 2 shots according to the present time. 35.1% 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.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4

The school site operating tomorrow, Saturday, September 4, will be the Christ Church Parish Church Hall, Church Hill, Christ Church.

The non-school sites are Building No.2, Harbour Industrial Park, Bridgetown, and the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic, Warrens, St. Michael.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 5

On Sunday, September 5, the school site operating will be the Alleyne School, Belleplaine, St. Andrew.

While the non-school site will be Building No. 2, Harbour Industrial Park.

The Unit encourages persons who have passed the eight-week mark since their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine to go to any site for the second dose.