Barbados has recorded one other COVID-19 demise. A 63-year-old Barbadian male has handed away from the viral sickness.
After being admitted to the Harrison Level Isolation Facility on April 23, the gentleman was subsequently incubated and ventilated for six days for extreme acute respiratory issues.
Whereas addressing the nation this night, Minister of Well being and Wellness, Jeffrey Bostic prolonged his condolences to the household and associates of the deceased.
He additionally revealed that 15 new positives had been recorded on Sunday, Could 2 from 353 checks carried out by the Greatest-dos Santos Public Well being Laboratory. Moreover, 4 individuals recovered and had been discharged, whereas 93 individuals stay in isolation.
Three of those 15 instances are linked to the COVID-19 outbreak on the Psychiatric Hospital and eight of the brand new positives are from a St Michael household.
The Minister of Well being stated that an infection amongst the members of the family was of “nice concern” and get in touch with tracing was ongoing.
He famous that the island’s common positivity price was below 5 per cent, which is increased than the typical 1.5 per cent recorded over the previous seven days. Regardless of the shift in numbers, Bostic maintained there was an “total enchancment” in nation’s COVID-19 stats.
“As of Could 1, we averaged 31.1 instances per 100 000 inhabitants over a 14 day interval bringing us nearer to our goal of 25 per 100 000. What we’re seeing is an total enchancment within the scenario within the nation however there are nonetheless pockets of resistance . . .which we should play shut consideration to.” he remarked.
“We’re bettering in our scenario however we nonetheless have COVID in Barbados…we should attempt very onerous to achieve herd immunity by way of having the share of our inhabitants vaccinated … as a result of as soon as we have now been ready to try this, mixed with all of our different efforts, this may permit us on this nation to have the ability to return to a state of normalcy of some kind and never solely in a position to return however to maintain that,” Bostic continued.
The overall variety of confirmed COVID-19 instances in Barbados now stands at 3,881 (1,886 females and 1,995 males), and there have been 3,804 recoveries.
Since February 2020, the general public well being laboratory has carried out 154,952 checks.
Below the Nationwide Vaccination Programme, 74,866 vaccinations (first and second doses) have been administered – 30,962 males and 43,924 ladies. So far, 18,020 individuals have been absolutely vaccinated throughout the second part of the programme.