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Six new virus cases, four people recover


Six new virus cases, four people recover

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Six people tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), out of the 583 tests performed by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Saturday.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness said their ages range from 33 to 79, and they were all asymptomatic.  They came into the island between December 18 and 24, on the air carriers Jet Blue, American Airlines, and British Airways.  Five of them – two male visitors, two female visitors, and a Barbadian female – tested positive on their second tests. The sixth person, a 79-year-old female visitor, came into contact with a known case.

Barbados has now recorded 362 cases – 194 females and 168 males.  Four people left the isolation facility yesterday, bringing the recoveries to 305.  The number in isolation has increased to 50.

Seven people have died.

The laboratory has conducted 66 649 tests.  (BGIS)