Thursday 29 October, 2020

Three new COVID-19 cases on island; two found after contact tracing

October 1 update.

October 1 update.

Barbados has three new COVID-19-positive patients in isolation now.

Two of them are as a result of contact tracing related to a 24-year-old woman who arrived in the island on Virgin Atlantic on September 19 and who tested positive after a second test on September 24.

The two are a 62-year-old Barbadian woman and a 25-year-old Barbadian man.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has confirmed that aggressive contact tracing is in train to identify anyone else who came into contact with these cases.

The third case is a 22-year-old Jamaican woman who arrived on Caribbean Airlines from Jamaica.

Barbados's tally of confirmed cases is 193. No one was discharged from Isolation at Harrison Point in St Lucy. To date, 179 people have recoevered from the illness. 

There are now seven patients in isolation. Up to yesterday (September 30), the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory completed 23,750 tests.

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