Saturday 26 September, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Barbados has one new imported case

A 69-year-old Barbadian female is the latest COVID-19 patient in Barbados, bringing the local tally to 133. The woman, who arrived on British Airways on August 4, is now in isolation at Harrison Point, St Lucy.

Meanwhile, two people have recovered and will leave the isolation facility today, bringing the number of persons in isolation to 26, and the number of recovered persons to 100.

Speaking during the news update this morning, Isolation Facilities Manager, Corey Forde disclosed that eight patients are in the secondary isolation unit. These are patients that have improved but need further monitoring. 

The others are being housed in the tertiary isolation unit at the facility, however, one male patient continues to be monitored. 

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory conducted 217 tests on Tuesday, bringing a total of 12,057 tests that have been conducted since February 11. 

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