12,427 confirmed cases of the deadliest COVID-mutant
Barbados is reporting a total of 322 new COVID-19 cases in a single day.
These comprise 154 males and 168 females, according to the data released by the country’s Health Ministry. The data, which is up to October 14, 2021 shows that so far, the Caribbean island has reported a total of 12,427confirmed cases of the deadliest COVID-mutant.
Out of the 322 new cases registered, 72 out of them are under 18 years, and 250 individuals are 18 years older or above. The Health Ministry reports that there are 576 individuals, who are in isolation facilities and 2756 people have isolated themselves at their homes.
One additional death has been recorded. In that case a woman, aged 32, died at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility. She was unvaccinated.
COVID-19 death toll continues to rise
With these additional deaths, the toll of people who died from the contagious COVID-19 outbreak has risen to 109. Since the pandemic started in Barbados in March last year, the island has reported a total of 12,427 cases (5,993 males and 6,434 females).
The public health laboratory has performed 352,994 tests. Barbados COVID-19 situation reports state that so far, a total of 144,074 individuals have received their first jab of the vaccine, while a total of 115,187 individuals that is 42.5 per cent of the population, has received their second shot of the vaccine and are now fully vaccinated against the deadly virus.
Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, along with the health ministry are urging the citizens to abide by the COVID-19 protocols/measures such as – wearing masks, sanitizing frequently and maintaining a social distance.
She is also urging Bajans to take their jabs of the vaccine as soon as possible so as to decrease the chances of transmission and assist the nation in achieving its target of herd immunity.