Thursday 22 October, 2020

COVID-19: 34 cases confirmed on the island as of March 30 at 8 pm

Barbados has recorded an additional case of COVID-19 taking the island's total to 34 cases.

This is as of 8 pm on March 30.

The confirmation came from the Minister of Health and Wellness, Jeffrey Bostic as he addressed the nation in a televised COVID-19 update.

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This most recent case is a 24-year-old man who was identified through contact tracing. He was the only positive case out of 22 tests carried out on Sunday.

Bostic reiterated that for the most part these cases are Barbadians who have recently returned to the island and Barbadians coming into contact with persons coming into the island.  

Currently, there are 21 Barbadians who have COVID-19, along with five persons from the United States and five from the United Kingdom who came into contact with other Barbadians.  

Health officials report that the majority of persons who have been diagnosed have very mild symptoms, and thus far, only two are in acute care.

Bostic says that the cause of the spread on the island is as a result of Barbadians not obeying the regulations set in place by health officials however, they have been able to contain the spread of the virus.

“Each and every one of us must play our part so that we can contain the spread of this virus.”

He is confident that the spread of the virus will be contained but it has to be a national effort.  

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