Forty-six persons (29 males and 17 females) have gone into isolation, having tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total of active cases to 744.

The new cases were identified among the 1,219 tests performed by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on January 23. Of those 46 cases, four were persons previously sent to the Harrison Point Isolation Facility for assessment.

A male staff member of Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds (HMP) was also among the latest persons to be diagnosed with the viral illness.  As a result, the cases from HMP Dodds have moved to 360, comprising 102 staff members (64 males and 38 females), and 258 inmates.

Meanwhile, 12 persons have been discharged from isolation today, pushing the recoveries to 634.   

To date, Barbados has recorded 1,387 cases – 546 females and 841 males, and nine deaths. The public health laboratory has so far conducted 99,537 tests.

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