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270 COVID cases

270 COVID cases

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Barbados recorded ten new COVID cases so far this week, with total infections jumping from 260 on Monday to 270 on Friday.

In the latest figures, four more people were positive for the viral illness, after undergoing second tests.

They are a 31-year-old Barbadian man who arrived on American Airlines on November 22; a 45-year-old male visitor who came in on an American Airlines flight on November 21; a 47-year-old-male visitor who arrived on November 20 via British Airways; and a 19-year-old female visitor who arrived on November 20 on an American Airlines flight.  They were all asymptomatic.

The cases were identified out of the 288 tests conducted yesterday by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

Of the 270 confirmed cases, there were 141 females and 129 males and 14 people remain in isolation. Three will be discharged today, pushing recoveries to 249. Barbados recorded seven deaths from COVID-19.

To date, the laboratory has conducted 46 316 tests. (PR/SAT)