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50th COVID death in Barbados


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Barbados recorded another COVID-19 death.

On Sunday August 29, a 44-year-old Barbadian male died after spending 17 days in primary isolation. He had an underlying condition and was unvaccinated.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness extends sincere condolences to his family and friends. His death brings to 50 the number of people who succumbed to the viral illness.

Meanwhile, 37 new cases of COVID-19, 16 males and 21 females, were recorded by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory from 983 tests conducted on Sunday.

These new positives comprise 28 people who are 18 years old and over, and nine under the age of 18.

There are currently 292 people in isolation.

Since March last year, confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 4 968 (2 439 females and 2 529 males).

The public health laboratory carried out 260 379 tests since February 2020.

Under the National Vaccination Programme, 108 702 people received first doses of the COVID-19 vaccines. Additionally, 94 063 or 34.7 per cent of the population, were given second doses and are fully vaccinated. (BGIS)




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