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Two more visitors test positive for virus

Two more visitors test positive for virus

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness said today that two visitors went into isolation yesterday after testing positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). They were the only positive cases of the 612 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

One of them is a 21-year-old man, who arrived on Virgin Atlantic on December 5, while the other, a 52-year-old woman, was diagnosed after coming into contact with a known case.

Additionally, three people were released from isolation, bringing the total number of people in insolation to 19.

Barbados has now recorded 289 confirmed cases, comprising 149 females and 140 males. Of these, 263 people have recovered.

Seven people have died.

To date, the public health laboratory has completed 50 369 tests. (BGIS)