On December 22, Barbados recorded a total of 16 new COVID-19 cases; the highest single day total of positives since the beginning of the pandemic. Based on initial assessment, all cases are asymptomatic
The total number of tests performed by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory for December 22 was 1,095. Over 64,000 tests have been conducted by the Laboratory to date.
The cases came from a variety of destinations, including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In keeping with our usual protocol, all cases will be assessed at Harrisons Point.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness maintains that although these numbers have been increasing over the last two weeks, we continue to have the appropriate staffing and in patient capacity to manage these cases.
The Ministry is conscious of the social gatherings associated with the holiday season, but wishes to appeal to the public to assist them in maintaining this level of control by complying with all Ministry of Health and Wellness directives and protocols.