Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Barbados records two new cases of COVID-19

Acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw

Acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw

Barbados conducted "175 tests" yesterday alone.

Of the 52 or 53 test results received and available at the start of today's 11 am press conference streamed from Ilaro Court, Barbados has recorded two new positive cases.

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Acting Prime Minister of Barbados Santia Bradshaw revealed this news.

She said:

"While we await the results of the remainder of tests, these two most recent cases are of deep concern to us because they are directly connected to three proceeding cases and therefore we are seeing a worrisome scenario developing."

Elder Affairs Minister Cynthia Forde then shared that the two new cases are staffers at the National Assistance Board (NAB), however, she stressed that the two are not home helpers.

She said that these two COVID-positive patients join the previously diagnosed other three staffers of the NAB.  Today, between 104 and 107 members of the NAB staff are to be tested, with the remaining over the weekend.

As of Saturday, April 25, at 11 am, five staff members of the National Assistance Board have tested positive.

The 175 tests were conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. Bradshaw thanked the lab personnel for their efforts and extended gratitude to their families for lending them to the nation during this time.

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