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43 new virus cases, 40 people recover

43 new virus cases, 40 people recover

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Forty-three new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases were identified on Thursday, February 11.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness said they were among the 250 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

Forty people also recovered, bringing the number of active cases to 339.

One person died from COVID-19 yesterday – a 79-year-old man.  The casualties from the viral illness now stand at 21.

The 43 new cases comprise 20 women and 23 men. Five of them had already been at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility undergoing assessment to determine whether their positive PCR test result showed that they were in fact newly positive, or whether they had COVID-19 in the past and were no longer infectious.

Of the 38 other cases, 35 are Barbadians and three are non-nationals.

The total number of people diagnosed as positive at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds is 363. Of these, 361 have recovered and the remaining two inmates are included in the active cases.

To date, Barbados has recorded 1 947 confirmed cases – 833 females and 1 114 males – and 1 587 people have recovered.

The public health laboratory has so far completed 110 086 tests. (BGIS)