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Four more visitors test positive


Four more visitors test positive

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Four more visitors tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday.

One of them, a 47-year-old man, arrived on American Airlines on December 13, while the other three, all women, aged 29, 30 and 71, arrived on British Airways on December 14.  They were asymptomatic and tested positive on their second tests.

The results were the only positives from among 922 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. Four people were released from the Harrison Point isolation facility, bringing the number there to 20.

Barbados has recorded 305 cases to date, comprising 159 females and 146 males. The Ministry of Health and Wellness said in a statement that 278 people have recovered from the viral illness.

Seven people have died.

Since February, the public health laboratory has completed 57 019 tests. (BGIS)