The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory identified 43 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, February 9, from among 315 tests.

Thirty-four people have recovered, bringing the number of active cases to 333.

The 43 new cases comprise 23 women and 20 men. Eighteen of them had already been at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility undergoing assessment to determine whether their positive PCR test result showed that they were in fact newly positive, or whether they had COVID-19 in the past and were no longer infectious. The other 25 persons are Barbadians.

The total number of persons diagnosed as positive at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds is 363. Of these, 361 have recovered and the remaining two inmates are included in the active cases.

To date, Barbados has recorded 1,857 confirmed cases – 786 females and 1,071 males – and 1,504 persons have recovered. There have been 20 deaths from the viral illness.

The public health laboratory has so far completed 109,146 tests.

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