Thirty-four new virus cases, 19 people to leave isolation
Thirty-four people were diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday, January 27, from among the 363 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness said 19 people have been reported as recovered, and are therefore to be released from isolation. This would bring the number of active cases to 368.
The 34 new cases identified comprise 18 women and 16 men. Two of them are people who were previously sent to the Harrison Point Isolation Facility for assessment. Of the 32 other cases, 28 people are Barbadians, three are non-nationals, and one person’s nationality is unknown.
The total number of cases at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds remains at 361, consisting of 102 staff members and 259 male inmates.
To date, Barbados has recorded 1 477 confirmed cases – 598 females, 879 males – and 1 098 people have recovered. Eleven people have died from the viral illness.
The public health laboratory has completed 101 253 tests since February 2020. (BGIS)