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Best: Aggressive contact tracing continues


Added 03 April 2020


The latest people who were announced today as having tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are a Barbadian man, 82, who returned from overseas and his 73-year-old wife; a 58-year-old British female, who arrived from overseas; a 37-year-old Barbadian male, who came into contact with an infected person, and a 46-year-old Barbadian male whose case is still being investigated to identify the source of contact.

A statement from Government said these five positive tests for the coronavirus brings the total number of confirmed cases in Barbados to 51.

There are now 26 men and 25 women in isolation, according to the statement.

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Anton Best, said today that aggressive contact tracing continues in order to identify all those who may have come into contact with these patients.


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