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Two new cases, more leave isolation


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Three visitors to the island tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, and two people will be discharged from isolation today after recovering from the viral illness.

The new cases are an 86-year-old man who arrived on British Airways on November 2, a 28-year-old woman who came in on British Airways on November 3 and a 37-year-old man who arrived on Air Canada on November 5.

The two visitors from the United Kingdom were positive after a second test.

Barbados’ now has 242 COVID-19 cases. Seven people are in isolation, 228 recovered and there were seven deaths.

The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory conducted 516 tests yesterday, bringing the total since February to 38 521.

Meanwhile on Thursday, two people were released from isolation after recovering from COVID-19.

Of the 459 tests conducted on Wednesday, there were no new positive results.

As a result, six people were in isolation, confirmed cases remained at 239 and recoveries rose to 226.

The laboratory had completed 38 005 tests at that point. (PR/SAT)


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