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Active COVID cases fall slightly on Friday


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Active COVID cases fall slightly on Friday

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Thirty-eight people tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, February 19 from among 717 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

There were 56 recoveries, bringing the number of active cases to 770.

There was one death; a 60-year-old Barbadian man with comorbidities, who passed away while at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility.  The number of deaths from COVID-19 is now 31.

The 38 new cases comprised 15 women and 23 men. Six of them were already at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility in St Lucy undergoing assessment to determine whether their positive PCR test result showed that they were newly positive or whether they had COVID in the past and were no longer infectious.

Thirty of the new cases were Barbadians and two were non-nationals.

As of Friday, there were no active cases at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds.

Barbados recorded 2 715 confirmed cases – 1 243 females and 1 472 males – with 1 914 recoveries.

The public health laboratory completed 120 055 tests.

There were 2 917 people vaccinated on Friday as part of the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19.  To date, 14 411 vaccinations were administered, 6 390 to men and 8 021 to women. (BGIS)