Deaths related to COVID-19 reach 41

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Deaths related to COVID-19 reach 41

Barbados has recorded its 41st death related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The deceased is a 70-year-old Barbadian man, who passed away on Thursday, March 25, at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility, where he had been a patient since February 24.  He also suffered from chronic non-communicable diseases.

Meanwhile, ten new cases – five females and five males – were identified out of the 645 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Thursday.  There are now 157 people in isolation.

Fifteen people were discharged from isolation, after recovering from the viral illness.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 3 603 confirmed cases – 1 727 women and 1 876 men. The number of people who have recovered is 3 419.

The public health laboratory has so far processed 138 967 tests.

Forty-five people were vaccinated on Thursday under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19.

To date, 62 802 vaccinations have been administered – 26 074 men  and 36 728 women. (BGIS)