Bridgetown, Barbados: Barbados reported a total of 252 new cases of the COVID-19 mutant, comprising 108 males and 144 females. So far, the island has reported a total of 23,175 confirmed cases of the deadliest mutant, according to the health ministry’s report till November 17, 2021.
As per the report, there are 841 individuals who are in isolation facilities, and 7,573 people have isolated themselves at their homes. One additional death has been recorded, taking the toll of people who scummed to the contagious COVID-19 outbreak to 205.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the island country, that is – in March 2020, Barbados has reported a total of 23,175 cases (11,080 males and 12,095 females). The public health laboratory has performed 420,230 tests.
Barbados COVID-19 situation reports further state that so far, a total of 152,195 individuals have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, while a total of 133,458 individuals that is 49.2 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 252 new cases registered, 70 out of them are under 18 years, and 182 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.
The Prime Minister has 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.