Seventy-four persons – 35 males and 39 females – are the latest COVID-19 cases. The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory conducted 1,759 tests on Saturday, September 18.
The 74 new cases comprise 11 persons under the age of 18, and 62 who are 18 years and older. The age of one person is unknown.
There are currently 837 persons in isolation.
Since the start of the pandemic, Barbados has recorded 6,527 confirmed cases of the viral illness (3,261 males and 3,266 females), and 58 deaths.
The public health laboratory has carried out 295,464 tests.
To date, 125,925 people have received first doses under the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, and 97,580 persons (36 per cent of the population) have received their second dose and are fully vaccinated. (BGIS)