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COVID cases pass 1600-mark

COVID cases pass 1600-mark

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Twenty-five new cases of COVID-19 – nine males and 16 females – were identified out of the 504 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on February 2.

Seven of the new positives were people previously sent to the Harrison Point Isolation Facility in St Lucy for assessment.  A person would be sent to Harrison Point for assessment to confirm whether their PCR test result is that of a new case or an old case. Nine more people were sent for assessment.

The other 18 cases include 15 Barbadians and two non-nationals.

The number of confirmed cases at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds remains at 362.  Of this total, 355 recovered and the remaining seven inmates are included in the active cases, which to date stand at 359.

Additionally, 32 people were discharged from isolation after recovering from the viral illness.  The number of recoveries now stands at 1 238, while deaths remain at 14.

The laboratory conducted 104 838 tests since February 2020, of which 1 611 were positive for COVID-19, comprising 942 males and 669 females.  (BGIS)