Friday 4 December, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Newest COVID-19 case in from Jamaica

COVID-19 Update dashboard for August 31

COVID-19 Update dashboard for August 31

One person tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival at the Grantley Adams International Airport yesterday (August 30).

This takes the number of active cases on island to 21.

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 Another person will leave isolation today after two consecutive negative tests for the viral illness.

The new case is a 34-year-old Jamaican woman who arrived on Caribbean Airlines. Hers was the only positive result among 123 tests done by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. Jamaica is considered a medium-risk country by Barbados' government. On August 29, Jamaica was also removed from the UK Travel Corridor.

Barbados has now recorded 174 cases, 89 females and 85 males. There are 21 people in isolation and 146 people have recovered.

The public health laboratory has completed 17,180 tests.

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