Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Good news for Barbados - Active COVID-19 cases drop to zero

Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic (Screenshot from Address to the Nation stream on June 26)

Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic (Screenshot from Address to the Nation stream on June 26)

One hundred (100) days after announcing its first two cases of COVID-19 on March 17, Barbados has zero active cases of COVID-19.

As of 11 am on June 26, Barbados has no active COVID-19 cases on island.

Sharing the news was the Minister of Health and Wellness Lt Col Jeffrey Bostic during this morning's Address to the Nation streamed from Ilaro Court.

Bostic told Barbados:

"We are now on day 35 without any local transmission of COVID-19 and even better news, all persons who were in isolation, have been discharged. So there are no confirmed cases that we are still treating at the isolation facility at Harrison Point."

Furthermore, "Also important is the fact that all persons who were repatriated on flights from the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada have been discharged from quarantine and this is indeed good news," he added.

Barbados' first two COVID-19 cases were recorded on March 16, 2020. Now three months later, Barbados recorded 97 confirmed cases with seven COVID-related deaths and 90 persons recovered.

As of May 27, Barbados had tested 4,758 persons for COVID-19. Over 5,000 persons have been tested in Barbados.

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