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Nearly 100 new COVID cases in two days

Nearly 100 new COVID cases in two days

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Barbados recorded 98 positive COVID-19 cases from 1 991 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory last Thursday and Friday.

On Friday, 26 new cases emerged from the 398 tests.

Seven are females and 19 are males, including two from Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Dodds. Three of the 26 positives would have been persons sent previously to Harrison Point for assessment.

HMP Dodds now has a total of 359 cases – 101 staff (38 females and 63 males) and 258 male inmates.

Cases in Barbados have now reached 1 341, comprising 529 females and 812 males. Four people left the isolation facilities, bringing the total active cases to 710, and those who recovered to 622.  Nine persons died from the viral illness.

The public health laboratory has conducted a total of 98 318 tests.

On Thursday, there were 72 new positives (25 females and 47 male), five are from Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP), comprising two male and three female staff.

Nine of these would have been previously sent to Harrison Point, St Lucy for assessment.

As of January 21, the cases at HMP Dodds stand at 357.  This consists of 99 staff members (38 females and 61 males) and 258 male inmates.

In addition, six people are presently being assessed at Harrison Point.

The total number of COVID-19 cases recorded for Barbados is 1 315, with 522 females and 793 males. There are 688 active cases and 618 recoveries. Twenty-five were discharged from isolation facilities.  Nine people succumbed to the viral illness.

To that point since February 2020, the public health laboratory completed 97 920 tests.  (BGIS)