Barbados recorded two COVID-19 related deaths on Sunday, January 31. They were a 55 year-old man and a 64-year-old woman who both had underlying chronic non-communicable diseases.

Their deaths bring the number of persons who have passed away from the viral illness to 14.

Thirteen persons were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sunday, out of the 520 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. Eleven people were reported to have recovered and were released from isolation.

The number of active cases on the island is 375.

The 13 new positives comprise eight women and five men. Seven of them were previously sent to the Harrison’s Point Isolation facility for assessment.

A person would be sent to Harrison’s Point for assessment to confirm whether their PCR test result is that of a new case or an old case. Five of the other six individuals are Barbadian nationals.

The total number of persons diagnosed as positive at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds remains at 362. Of these, 355 have recovered and the remaining seven inmates are included in the active cases.

To date, Barbados has recorded 1,558 confirmed cases – 642 females, 916 males – and 1,169 persons have recovered. The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory has so far completed 103,468 tests.

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