A man collapses and dies along Mighty Grynner Highway in Barbados

The Police Officials in Barbados has informed that an elderly male pedestrian collapsed and on the spot died along the Mighty Grynner Highway, St Michael. The Police officers noted that the incident took place around 3 pm on Sunday, near the Central Purchasing Building.

Barbados: The Police Officials in Barbados has informed that an elderly male pedestrian collapsed and on the spot died along the Mighty Grynner Highway, St Michael. The Police officers noted that the incident took place around 3 pm on Sunday, near the Central Purchasing Building.

The identification of the deceased was made by the relatives as 72-year-old Gordon Proverbs of Brighton, Black Rock, St Michael, who visited the incident place.

A passerby who earlier had witnessed the incident summoned the ambulance personnel. On their acknowledgement and examination, there was no sign of life. A medical doctor also visited the scene and pronounced the victim dead.

As per the reports, there was no visible evidence of foul play. The Police officials are interpreting this as sudden death. While the investigation is still going on.

In addition, the island country has recorded over 10,000 air passenger arrivals after months of being severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the statistics, during the time July 2021, around 10,819 visitors travelled to Barbados. This total represented a notable increase of 6,745 visitors when compared to the similar period of July 2020.

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory carried out 1,672 tests on Saturday, August 21, 2021, out of which – 5 males and 7 females have been tested positive for the COVID-19 mutant. A total of 153 individuals are currently in isolation.

As per the Health Ministry’s report, there have been 4,652 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (2,271 females and 2,381 males) since March last year. Forty-eight persons have expired to the virus.

The public health laboratory has so far conducted 248,865 tests since February 2020.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, 102,649 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Additionally, 90,027 persons (37,363 men and 52,664 women), or 33.2 % of the population, have received their second jabs and are fully vaccinated now.