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COVID cases surpass 1000-mark

COVID cases surpass 1000-mark

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Barbados recorded 39 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 57 people were discharged from isolation.

The positive results, comprising 18 women and 21 men, were among 912 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory, and were a combination of locals and visitors.

Of the 39 new positives, four are staff members of Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds, comprising one woman and three men.  The number of cases at HMP Dodds is 295 and represents 63 staff members (23 women and 40 men) and 232 male inmates.

There are now 535 people in isolation.

To date, the country has recorded 1 007 confirmed cases – 395 females and 612 males – and 465 persons recovered.

The public health laboratory completed 85 791 cases since March 2020. (BGIS)