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Two new cases, five more recoveries

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Two men, both visitors to the island, tested positive for COVID-19 among the 387 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Friday.

A 54-year-old man was confirmed with the virus after his second test. He was identified as a contact of a previously confirmed patient who was diagnosed on October 8 after arriving on Air Canada.

The other positive case is a 28-year-old who arrived on American Airlines on October 11 and left the island yesterday. In accordance with Barbados’ COVID-19 travel protocols, they were both in quarantine since arriving in the island.

Meanwhile, five people were discharged from isolation yesterday. As a result, 13 people remain in isolation.

Barbados’ tally of confirmed cases since the first two cases were recorded on March 16 has now reached 221, and of these, 200 people recovered and there were seven deaths.

As of Friday, the laboratory completed 30 241 tests. (BGIS)

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