Barbados reports 26 new cases of COVID-19

26 new cases of COVID-19, 14 males and 12 females, have been recorded by the Best-dos Santos Public Health laboratory in Barbados.

Barbados: Twenty-six new cases of COVID-19, 14 males and 12 females, have been recorded by the Best-dos Santos Public Health laboratory in Barbados.

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Tests carried out on Tuesday, August 24, numbered 1,301. There are currently 176 people in isolation.

Since March 2020, 4,720 confirmed cases of the virus (2,303 females and 2,417 males) have been recorded. Forty-eight lives have been lost to the viral illness.

The public health laboratory has conducted 252,611 tests, since February last year.

As part of the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, 104,678 persons have received first doses of the vaccines. Additionally, 92,025 second doses have also been administered. Those individuals who are fully vaccinated represent 34 per cent of the population.

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