COVID Update: 247 new cases, 788 in isolation facilities, 4952 in home isolation and 9 deaths

A total of 247 positives – 111 males and 136 females – are the latest COVID-19 cases. The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory conducted 1,255 tests on Sunday, October 24 and a total of 376, 112 tests since March 2020.

The new positives comprise 49 persons who are under the age of 18, and 198 who are 18 years and older.

There are 788 people in isolation facilities, and 4,952 in home isolation.

Nine deaths were recorded for Sunday – five females, aged 54, 59, 61, 64 and 65, and four males, aged 62, 65, 71 and 93. Two persons (one male and one female) were fully vaccinated and seven unvaccinated. Their deaths bring the number of persons who have succumbed to the virus to 139, as at October 24.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Barbados has recorded 15,588 confirmed cases (7,547 males and 8,041 females) of COVID-19.

Under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, the total number of persons with at least one dose is 147,118 (64.4 per cent of the eligible population). A total of 121,827 persons (45 per cent of the total population or 53.3 per cent of the eligible population) have received their second doses and are fully vaccinated.

The eligible population represents those persons who are 12 years and older. (MHW/BGIS)

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