Barbados reports 538 Covid-19 new cases

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Anglina Byron

The covid-19 pandemic is continually surging in Barbados as on Monday, January 3, 2022, a total of 538 individuals have been diagnosed with the deadly virus.

Best-Dos Santos Health Laboratory has carried a total of 2,383 tests and gave the latest report on the Covid-19 pandemic. Out of the new cases, a total of 229 males have tested positive whereas, 309 females have been infected with a viral infection.

A total of 91 people who have tested positive were under the age of 18, on the other hand, 447 individuals who have confirmed Covid-19 were of 18  years and then that.

The number of people who were staying in the isolation facilities of Barbados is 194, while, 1498 people are following the Covid-19 protocol at their respective residences.

Till January 2, 2022, Barbados has recorded 262 deaths, but on January 3, 2022, the country has reported one more death due to the contagious mutant. A 75-year-old woman died from a viral infection at Queen Elizabeth hospital of Barbados. The lady was unvaccinated and further brought the death toll in the country to 263.

Since the deadly virus hits the country, the public health laboratory has conducted a total of 476,116 tests, out of which 29,698 individuals have shown the positive result of the Covid-19 virus.

From these confirmed cases, 14,029 males have tested positive while, 15,669 females came out positive of viral illness.

Further, the vaccination programme of Barbados has administered a lot of vaccines to Barbadians against the deadly virus. The total of people who have been given alteast first dose of vaccine by the government’s vaccination programme is 156,033 and are partially immunised. It represented 68.3 percent of the eligible population.

On the other hand, a total of 143,792 individuals have been vaccinated by taking their required number of jabs and are fully inoculated. The number of individuals referred as 63 percent of the eligible population or 53.1 percent of the total population.

Under the vaccination programme, the age for the eligibility to get vaccinated was decided as 12 and older than that.

Barbados is facing a surge of pandemic ahead of the general elections, which is going to be held on January 19, 2022. The authorities have ordered that people who have been infected with the deadly virus couldn’t vote in the election due to the safety protocols.

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