Barbados COVID-19 Update: 621 new cases

Barbados recorded 621 new COVID-19 cases, 278 males and 343 females, from the 1,825 tests carried out on Tuesday, May 3, by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

The cases consisted of 150 persons under the age of 18, and 471 who were 18 years and older.

The were 109 people in isolation facilities, while 3,247 were in home isolation.

A 67-year-old vaccinated man and a 77-year-old unvaccinated man died from the virus on Tuesday.

As at May 3, there were 401 COVID-19 related deaths.

The public health laboratory has conducted 654,054 tests since February 2020, and recorded 71,748 COVID-19 cases (32,892 males and 38,856 females).

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 161,776 (70.8 per cent of the eligible population).  The total number of fully vaccinated persons is 152,018 (56.1 per cent of the total population or 66.6 per cent of the eligible population).  The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. 


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