Bridgetown, Barbados: Barbados reported a total of 391 new cases of the COVID-19 mutant, comprising 184 males and 207 females. So far, the island has reported a total of 16,424 confirmed cases of the deadliest mutant, according to the health ministry’s report till October 26, 2021.
As per the report, there are 740 individuals who are in isolation facilities, and 4674 people have isolated themselves at their homes. Six additional death has been recorded. With these additional deaths, the toll of people who scummed to the contagious COVID-19 outbreak has risen to 149.
Out of the deaths reported, four Barbadian females aged 54, 82, 85 and a 97-year-old, including two men of ages 51 and 87.
Since the pandemic started in the island country, that is – in March 2020, Barbados has reported a total of 16,424 cases (7,960 males and 8,464 females). The public health laboratory has performed 380,413 tests.
Barbados COVID-19 situation reports further state that so far, a total of 147,702 individuals have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, while a total of 123,217 individuals that is 45.5 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 391 new cases registered, 81 out of them are under 18 years, and 310 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.