Two men in Barbados, both visitors to the island, have tested positive for COVID-19 among the 387 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.

A 54-year-old man was confirmed with the virus after his second test. He was identified as a contact of a previously confirmed patient who was diagnosed on October 8 after arriving on Air Canada.

The other positive case is a 28-year-old who arrived on American Airlines on October 11 and left the island yesterday. In accordance with Barbados’ COVID-19 travel protocols; they were both in quarantine since arriving in the island.

The total Number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Barbados now stands at 221, of these, 200 have made full recoveries and seven have died.



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