Sunday 5 April, 2020

COVID-19: Barbados has 17 confirmed cases as March 22 at 8 pm

Acting CMO Dr Anton Best (FILE)

Acting CMO Dr Anton Best (FILE)

Barbados records three new COVID-19 cases.

This takes the number of persons diagnosed with COVID-19 to 17.

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Testing positive today are two men and one woman, all of whom arrived on the island from the United Kingdom. One is the partner of a visitor who was included in yesterday’s count (March 21).

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Anton Best, reported that they had all been placed in isolation, and so far were displaying only mild symptoms of the viral illness.

A total of 17 tests were done by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory yesterday. The other 14 tests were negative for COVID-19.

Furthermore, three people are quarantined in the medical facility at Paragon. These are as a result of aggressive contact tracing being conducted daily. The Ministry of Health and Wellness has reported that numerous others are in self-quarantine, but they are being monitored by public health officers.

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