COVID-19: 33 confirmed cases in Barbados, 287 tests administered
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Barbados now stands at 33.
This is an increase of 7, up from the 26 confirmed cases which was given at the last update on Friday March 27.
The latest figure was announced just before midday by Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Anton Best as of Sunday, March 29. Overall, there have been 287 tests conducted in Barbados.
Dr Best made this disclosure as a member of the COVID-19 National Response Team hosted on Voice of Barbados’ call-in programme Down to Brass Tacks. This team also included the COVID-19 Czar Richard Carter and Attorney General, Dale Marshall.
Of the confirmed cases 16 are male and 17 are female. Dr Best informed that 19 of the cases were imported, representing persons residing in Barbados who travelled abroad and returned. 11 of the positive COVID-19 cases were confirmed through contact tracing and 2 cases were still being investigated.
He stated that there was still no evidence of community spread.
An island-wide curfew commenced last night, Saturday March 28 and takes effect from 8 pm until 6 am daily. Under this protocol there will be a reduction in business operating hours and restricted movement in the midst of the current public health emergency. This is in an effort to halt the spread of the COVID-19 disease.