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Eight new virus cases, 15 people recover


Eight new virus cases, 15 people recover

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Two women and six men are the latest people to test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Barbados. These eight new cases were identified out of 800 tests conducted on Thursday, April 29, by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

There are now 85 people in isolation.

Fifteen people were discharged yesterday, pushing the number of recoveries to 3 783.

Since the first case was detected in March 2020, Barbados has recorded 3 863 confirmed cases, comprising 1 874 females and 1 989 males. The lab has conducted 153 836 tests, and there have been 44 deaths.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Wellness continues to manage the outbreak at the Psychiatric Hospital of the clients and staff, using contact tracing protocols.

With regard to the National Vaccination Programme for COVID-19, 74 040 vaccinations have been administered to date – 30 602 men and 43 438 women. (BGIS)