Barbados has recorded thirty-four new COVID-19 cases.

They were identified from the 363 tests conducted by the Public Health Laboratory yesterday.

The 34 new cases identified comprise 18 women and 16 men.  Two of them were previously sent to the Harrison Point Isolation Facility for assessment.  Of the 32 other cases, 28 persons are Barbadians, three are non-nationals, and one’s nationality is unknown.

The total number of cases at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds remains at 361, consisting of 102 staff members and 259 male inmates.

To date, Barbados has recorded 1,477 confirmed cases – 598 females, 879 males – and 1,098 persons have recovered.  Eleven people have died.

Meantime, a COVID-19 case has reportedly been identified at the Geriatric hospital at Beckles Road.

Well-placed sources tell Starcom Network News that it’s an elderly woman said to be in her seventies who was identified after showing symptoms.

Reportedly, that’s according to our sources, staff were visited this afternoon and advised by senior medical officials that they would be unable to leave the premises, and would have to be tested and quarantined at the Blue Horizon hotel for a minimum of five days.

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