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26 new COVID cases, 27 recoveries

26 new COVID cases, 27 recoveries

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Barbados recorded 26 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Monday, January 25, while 27 people recovered from the viral illness.

The number of active cases on the island now stands at 360. This is a significant reduction, reflecting an additional number of discharges being recorded for January after an audit was done, the Barbados Government Information Service said in a release.

The 26 new cases were identified from among the 330 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory and comprise 18 women and eight men.

Two of the new positives are people who were previously sent to the Harrison Point Isolation Facility in St Lucy for assessment

The total cases at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds now stand at 361, 102 staff members and 259 male inmates.

Since March 2020, Barbados recorded 1 427 cases – 571 females and 856 males – and 1 057 people recovered. This increased number reflects a reconciliation of a discrepancy in discharges for the month of January.

To date, ten people died from COVID-19 in Barbados.

The public health laboratory has so far completed 100 129 tests. (BGIS)