Barbados reports 322 new COVID cases in a single day

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Bridgetown, Barbados: Barbados reported a total of 322 new cases of the COVID-19 mutant, comprising 154 males and 168 females. So far, the island has reported a total of 12,427confirmed cases of the deadliest mutant, according to the health ministry’s report till October 14, 2021.

As per the report, there are 576 individuals who are in isolation facilities, and 2756 people have isolated themselves at their homes. One additional death has been recorded.

A woman, aged 32, died at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility. She was unvaccinated. With these additional deaths, the toll of people who scummed to contagious COVID-19 outbreak has risen to 109.

Since the pandemic started in the island country, that is – in March 2020, Barbados has reported a total of 12,427 cases (5,993 males and 6,434 females). The public health laboratory has performed 352,994 tests.

Barbados COVID-19 situation reports further state that so far, a total of 144,074 individuals have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, while a total of 115,187 individuals that is 42.5 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 322 new cases registered, 72 out of them are under 18 years, and 250 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.