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70 new cases of virus


70 new cases of virus

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness said today that on Saturday, 70 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded, while 16 people were released from isolation.

The new cases, which account for both locals and visitors, were among 1 198 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. The new cases are 19 women and 51 men.

The 70 new positives also consist of 33 people from Her Majesty’s Prisons, Dodds – 31 male inmates and two male prison officers. The new cases from HMP Dodds brings the cumulative number of cases at the prison to 225 – 58 staff members and 167 inmates.

There are now 482 people in isolation. To date, Barbados has recorded 878 confirmed cases – 366 females, 512 males. In total, 389 people have recovered from the viral illness.

Seven people have died.

The public health laboratory has completed 83 086 tests since March 2020. (BGIS)