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Cases of virus at 153


Cases of virus at 153

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A visitor tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after a second test for the viral illness yesterday.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness said the 29-year-old man, who is from the United States, was in quarantine up to yesterday when he was retested, five days after his initial negative PCR test on August 12. He has now been transferred to the isolation facility at Harrison Point, St Lucy.

Meanwhile, no one leaves the isolation facility today, so the numbers there have increased to 24. There are now 153 confirmed cases in Barbados, and 122 people have recovered.

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory completed 132 tests yesterday, bringing the total to date to 14 674. (BGIS)