Tuesday 1 December, 2020

A fifth COVID-positive patient passes away in Barbados

This morning a 52-year-old Barbadian man, who tested positive for COVID-19, died.

He is the fifth person to die from COVID-19 locally, to date.

According to a press release, on behalf of the Government and people of Barbados, the Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Anton Best extended deepest condolences to the deceased's family and friends, and he asked that they take solace in knowing that the God we serve continues to keep them and all of us in His care.

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The release said that Dr Best also thanked the health professionals who continue to work around the clock to treat those patients who are in isolation and spare no effort in the fight against COVID-19.

Currently, there are 53 persons in isolation. Barbados has three isolation facilities located at Enmore, Blackman and Gollop Primary and Paragon.

Since April 4, four men and one woman have succumbed to the viral illness. The first three victims were men. In order, they were 81 years old, 74 years old and 95 years old. The first lady to succumb to the illness died on the night of April 9. She was 57 years old.

Barbados' national tally stands at 73 confirmed cases with 15 patients have recovered so far.

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