Wednesday 23 September, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Mother and second son test positive

Ministry of Health and Wellness COVID-19 Update (FILE)

Ministry of Health and Wellness COVID-19 Update (FILE)

Three members of one family are now in Isolation together after testing positive for COVID-19.

A 38-year-old mother and her 14-year-old older son tested positive yesterday (July 23), while the younger son, who is 10 years old, had tested positive on arrival last Sunday (July 19). The 10-year-old was tested at the facility at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

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They were all passengers off the Air Canada flight into Barbados last Sunday (July 19). 

The mother and older son tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing a second test yesterday (July 23). They were in quarantine since testing negative a week ago and were among passengers retested yesterday. Others will be retested today.

The mom and her sons are all in isolation at Harrison Point, St Lucy.

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory returned 106 test results yesterday (July 23). All the others were negative.

Barbados now has on record 108 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and of these, 94 have recovered and seven have died. Seven people are in isolation.

The public health laboratory has completed 10,140 tests.

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