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Forde concerned about seriously ill patients


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Forde concerned about seriously ill patients
Head of the isolation facilities, Dr Corey Forde, leads a delegation on tour of Harrison Point. (Picture by Sandy Pitt)

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Even though the number of COVID-19 cases in Barbados is trending downwards, there are still too many people getting very ill, says infectious diseases specialist and head of the isolation facilities Dr Corey Forde.

His comments were made yesterday on the first anniversary of Barbados’ first recorded case of the deadly virus.

Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jefferey Bostic also disclosed that while community spread was only now evident in a few pockets around the island, now was not the time for people to let their guard down.

Yesterday, Forde, who guided ministry officials on a tour of the Harrison Point isolation facility in St Lucy, said there were 15 people in the primary care facility, four of whom were on ventilators. He also said a number of the COVID-19 patients requiring urgent care were young people with no comorbidities. (CLM)

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