COVID-19 in Barbados: 227 new cases reported on Saturday

The positive cases comprised 41 persons under the age of 18 and 186 who were the age of 18 years and older than the age of 18.

COVID-19 in Barbados: 227 new cases reported on Saturday
COVID-19 in Barbados: 227 new cases reported on Saturday

Barbados: There were 227 new COVID-19 cases, 96 males and 131 females, recorded on Saturday, August 13, from the 659 tests carried out by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The positive cases comprised 41 persons under the age of 18 and 186 who were the age of 18 years and older than the age of 18.

The number of people who were in quarantine facilities was 80, while 3,820 were in home isolation.

As of August 13, there were 516 COVID-19-related deaths. The public health laboratory has carried out 742,728 tests since February 2020 and recorded 97,638 COVID-19 cases (44,157 males and 53,481 females).

Under the National Vaccination drive against COVID-19, the total number of persons who have received the first dose against the pandemic is 163,051 (71.4 per cent of the eligible population of Barbados). The total number of individuals who are fully vaccinated is 154,166 (56.9 per cent of the total population of Barbados or 67.5 per cent of the eligible population of Barbados). 

The eligible population of Barbados represents those persons who are aged of12 years and older.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness of Barbados has received enough amount of AstraZeneca vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic. The government announced that the individuals who require a second dose or a first or second booster with AstraZeneca to take their required vaccine. 

People are also advised to check the particular vaccination schedule and go to their respective vaccination centre or polyclinic as soon as possible. 

The Ministry of Health of Barbados also reminds the public that vaccination sites of the COVID-19 pandemic do not operate on Saturdays. Persons are also said to notice that COVID-19 vaccines for children who are the aged five to 12 years old will soon be available. The Ministry of Health will inform members of the public as to when they will be accessible.