Monday 19 October, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Barbados records new case off London flight

One passenger on a British Airways flight has tested positive for coronavirus on arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

This brings Barbados' total active COVID-19 cases to seven.

The 76-year-old Barbadian was among 69 passengers on the flight who were tested for the viral illness. There were 218 passengers on board. The others had valid negative COVID-19 PCR tests.

The new diagnosis brought the number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 105.

No one will be discharged from the Harrison Point, St Lucy facility on Sunday. Ninety-one people have recovered, and seven have died.

Ninety-seven tests were done by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory yesterday (July 18), bringing the tally since February 11 to 9,495.

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