Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Good news for Barbados - Active COVID-19 cases drop to zero

 Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic.

Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic.

As of 11 am on June 26, Barbados has no active coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

Minister of Health and Wellness Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic during this morning's Address to the Nation.

Bostic told Barbados: "We are now on day 35 without any local transmission of COVID-19 and even better news, all persons who were in isolation, have been discharged. So there are no confirmed cases that we are still treating at the isolation facility at Harrison Point."

 "Also important is the fact that all persons who were repatriated on flights from the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada have been discharged from quarantine and this is indeed good news," he added.

Barbados' first two COVID-19 cases were recorded on March 16, 2020. Now three months later, Barbados recorded 97 confirmed cases with seven COVID-related deaths and 90 persons recovered.

Over 5,000 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in Barbados.

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