Barbados records 32nd COVID death, Bostic issues caution
A 68-year-old Barbadian woman passed away today, becoming the 32nd person to succumb to coronavirus (COVID-19) in Barbados. She had been on a ventilator at Harrison Point for the last six days, having been transferred there from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
In a statement from the COVID Communications Unit (CCU), Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic extended condolences to the family.
Describing the number of positive cases as, “unprecedented”, the Minister said “the utmost importance of caution and safety protocols within the home and family setting” is key.
“This underscores the need for the national vaccination programme currently under way and our targeting of the elderly and most vulnerable persons. The vaccination programme will keep Barbadians safe and provide the mechanism for the full reopening of the economy,” he said.
Bostic expressed satisfaction that the Best-dos Santos Pub;ic Health Laboratory had cleared the backlog and was up to date in the processing of test results.
This would allow the Ministry to get a better gauge of the numbers and their implications in order to set the policy for moving forward. (CCU)