The island recorded 47 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, February 10, from the 690 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

There were 43 recoveries and the number of active cases now stands at 337.

The 47 new cases comprise 20 men and 27 women. Five 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.

Of the 42 other cases, 39 are Barbadians and two are non-nationals. The 42 cases include 22 persons from a nursing home – three staff members and 19 patients.

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 1,904 confirmed cases – 813 females and 1,091 males – and 1,547 persons have recovered. There have been 20 deaths from the viral illness.

Since February 2020, the public health laboratory has completed 109,836 tests.

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