Soaring COVID infections in Barbados

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Bridgetown, Barbados: The island reported a total of 255 new cases of the COVID-19 mutant, comprising 113 males and 142 females. So far, the island has reported a total of 28,565 confirmed cases of the deadliest mutant, according to the health ministry’s report till December 31, 2021.

The island recorded a rise in COVID-19 infections from the past few days. Cases of Omicron have also been found on the island.

As per the report, there are a total of 151 individuals who are in isolation facilities, and 996 people have isolated themselves at their homes. No additional death has been recorded on December 30, 2021, following which the toll of people who scummed to the contagious COVID-19 outbreak remains at 260.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the island country, that is – in March 2020, Barbados has reported a total of 28,565 cases (13,550 males and 15,015 females). The public health laboratory has performed 470,449 tests.

Out of the 225 new cases registered, 48 out of them are under 18 years, and 207 individuals are 18 years older or above.

Barbados COVID-19 situation report state that till December 30, 2021, a total of 155,918 individuals have received their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine, while a total of 143,621 individuals that is 53 percent of the population, has received their second shot of the vaccine and are now fully vaccinated against the deadly virus.

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.

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.