Barbados witnesses more than 20,000 confirmed COVID cases

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Bridgetown, Barbados: Barbados reported a total of 238 new cases of the COVID-19 mutant, comprising 127 males and 111 females. So far, the island has reported a total of 20,069 confirmed cases of the deadliest mutant, according to the health ministry’s report till November 6, 2021.

As per the report, there are 928 individuals who are in isolation facilities, and 6,513 people have isolated themselves at their homes. Eight additional deaths have been recorded. With these additional deaths, the toll of people who scummed to the contagious COVID-19 outbreak has risen to 180.

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the island country, that is – in March 2020, Barbados has reported a total of 20,069 cases (9,701 males and 10,368 females). The public health laboratory has performed 401,721 tests.

Barbados COVID-19 situation reports further state that so far, a total of 150,271 individuals have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, while a total of 129,689 individuals that is 47. 9 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 238 new cases registered, 45 out of them are under 18 years, and 193 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.

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