Barbados: Cuban medical professionals (Cubans) pledged their commitment to helping Barbados to fight against COVID-19.
Cubans medical specialists are out of quarantine and ready to help and serve their duties. The previous day, a team of 15 from the Henry Reeve Brigade went to Cubana Monument in Paynes Bay, St James, to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the 1976 air tragedy and promised to provide aid Barbados.
Cubans were accompanied by Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM David Comissiong and Cubans ambassador Sergio Jorge Pastrana, who requested Barbadians to adhere to the obligations which would encourage the doctors and laboratory specialists to do their job more efficiently.
On the other hand, Barbados’s COVID-19 update is, the nation reported two coronavirus related deaths on Sunday, January 31. One of them was a 55-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman who both had underlying chronic non-communicable ailments. Their deaths bring the number of persons who have passed away from the viral illness to 14.
Thirteen persons were diagnosed with coronavirus on Sunday, out of the 520 tests administered by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. Eleven people were recorded to have redeemed and were discharged from isolation. The number of active cases in Barbados is 375.
The 13 new positives include eight women and five men. Seven of them were beforehand sent to the Harrison Point Isolation facility for evaluation. A person would be sent to Harrison’s point for evaluation to confirm whether their PCR test result is a new case or an old case. Five of the other six individuals are Barbadian citizens.
The total number of persons diagnosed positive from coronavirus at Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds remains at 362. Of these, 355 have redeemed, and the remaining seven inmates are involved in the active cases.
Barbados has reported 1,558 confirmed cases – 642 females, 916 males – and 1,169 persons have redeemed. The Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory has so far performed 103,468 tests.