There are two new cases of COVID-19 in Barbados today, Friday, March 20. This brings the national count to six.
The newly diagnosed persons are two Barbadians: a male in his 20s and a female in her 60s, both of whom recently returned to the island from the United States.
There was also a cruise ship passenger who tested positive for the virus but never left the ship at the port.
Yesterday, Thursday, March 19, the Ministry of Health and Wellness conducted 23 tests on suspected cases, bringing the total tests done to 94 to date.
The Ministry has initiated the process of contact tracing to identify every individual who came in close contact with all cases and will quarantine such persons for 14 days. They will also be tested for COVID-19 if they become symptomatic.