Wednesday 3 June, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Barbados records 52 cases, youngest is 17 years old

Barbados now has 52 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

All 52 COVID-positive patients are in isolation at this time, this is according to the latest Ministry of Health and Wellness COVID-19 Dashboard.

Based on the Dashboard, it appears as though the newest patient is an 83-year-old man.

Making up the 52 cases are 25 women and 27 men. The total number of men has surpassed women, when these statistics are compared to the numbers released on Wednesday, April 1, when the country had 45 confirmed cases of which 23 were females and 22 males.

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As of today, April 4, the youngest patient to test positive for COVID-19 is a 17-year-old. The age of the oldest patient has also moved from 82 years old to 83 years old. This supports the concern of health officials as communicated by the Acting Prime Minister that there is a worrisome trend developing amongst the recently diagnosed cases.

At present Barbados has not officially recorded any of the COVID-positive patients as recovered. 

Barbados' tally was at 51 yesterday, April 3, around midday, when the Acting Prime Minister Santia Bradshaw spoke on the radio.

The first case of COVID-19 in Barbados was announced on March 17, 2020, by the Minister of Health.

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