Sunday 31 May, 2020

COVID-19: Barbados has 60 confirmed cases, two deaths

Of the 30 tests conducted in the last 24-hours, Barbados has recorded four new cases. 

Four persons tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday (April 5), bringing the total number of COVID-positive patients since March 16 to 60. The patients comprise 31 females and 29 males.

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Fifty-two persons remain in isolation; six have been released and two COVID-related deaths have been recorded. The ages of the current COVID-positive patients in isolation range from seven years old to 95 years old.

The new cases include a 95-year-old male, who is critically ill. The others are a 47-year-old female, who was infected by a known contact; and a 57-year-old female and an 84-year-old female, who travelled abroad.

The 30 tests conducted yesterday were done at the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory, and 557 have been carried out since testing started on February 1.

Barbados now has 60 confirmed cases, two deaths and six recovered patients.

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