Sunday 7 June, 2020

COVID-19: Barbados has 17 confirmed cases

Acting CMO Dr Anton Best (FILE)

Acting CMO Dr Anton Best (FILE)

Barbados has recorded three new COVID-19 cases as of 9.00 pm March 22, 2020.

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

Testing positive on Sunday were 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 Saturday'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 on Saturday. 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.

On March 21, 2020, the island confirmed eight additional cases, seven of which were found to be due to community spread. 

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