A 54-year-old female visitor has tested positive for COVID-19, pushing the island’s tally of confirmed cases to 205.

The woman, whose travel originated in the United States, landed in Barbados on Thursday, October 8, via an Air Canada flight.

Her result was one of the 528 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory on Thursday. To date, the lab has completed 26,971 tests.

Meanwhile, one person has recovered from the viral illness and was discharged from isolation. This brings the island’s total number of recoveries to 183, while the number of persons in isolation remains at 15. 

Testing continues for persons identified through contact tracing linked to the latest cluster, including staff and students of The Ellerslie School.

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