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58th COVID-19 death in Barbados

58th COVID-19 death in Barbados

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Barbados has recorded the 58th death from COVID-19.

Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic announced the 50-year-old male passed away early Saturday morning.

He was at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility since August 28 and was intubated on Friday night. This is the sixth death for the week.

Bostic was at the time addressing the country on the latest COVID management update.

Meanwhile, Barbados has 95 new cases from 1 686 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. Ninety of them are Barbadians and 22 are under age 18.

The Minister said since September 1, 310 people under age 18 tested positive for the virus and he sounded a note of caution to parents to protect this segment of the population. He said those who can get the vaccine – between age 12 and 18 – should do those, while others should go “the extra mile” to protect those who can’t.

Overall, 142 families have been affected by the virus since August 1 and of the new cases, 14 families are included, with numbers ranging from two to seven people.

Bostic said the current cases are from 14 communities across Barbados, but mainly in the southern part of the country, along the urban corridor. (SAT)

Editor’s Note: The number of new cases was revised to 95 after the daily dashboard was released.