17 new virus cases, 27 people recover

Barbados recorded 17 new positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-1) on Saturday, March 13, from among the 374 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

Additionally, 27 people recovered and were released from isolation. The number of active COVID-19 cases is now 210.

Of the 17 new cases, there are eight men and nine women.  Seven of them were already at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility undergoing assessment.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 3 421 confirmed cases – 1 624 females and 1 797 males – and 3 174 people have recovered. There have been 37 deaths from the viral illness.

The public health laboratory has so far completed 133 435 tests.

On Saturday, 558 people were vaccinated as part of the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19.

To date, 51 595 vaccinations have been administered – 21 685 men and 29 910 women.

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