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161 new virus cases, 896 people in isolation


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A total of 161 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been recorded by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. The facility conducted 2 205 tests on Wednesday, September 22.

The new cases comprise 67 males and 94 females. Forty-three of these individuals are under the age of 18, and 118 are in the 18 and older age category.

There are 896 patients in isolation.

The death toll from the virus now stands at 63. The latest casualty is a 53-year-old man, who died on Tuesday, September 21. His COVID-19 test result, which was received on Wednesday, September 22, came back positive. He had comorbidities and was unvaccinated.

Barbados has recorded 7 065 cases of the viral illness (3 499 males and 3 566 females) since March 2020.

The public health laboratory has performed 302 684 tests.

Under the National COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign, 128 969 first doses have been administered, so far. To date, 99 921 people have received their second dose, which translates to 36.9 per cent of the population being fully vaccinated against the virus. (BGIS)


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