Persons who have been tested for COVID-19 must quarantine at home until they receive their results.
This appeal has come from the Manager of Quarantine Facilities for COVID-19, Alvin Hart, who said some Barbadians were still not doing what they should to help break the chain of COVID-19 infections.
The island reported 55 new positive coronavirus cases on Tuesday, February 23. They were diagnosed from among 677 tests held by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory.
Twenty-nine people redeemed from the virus, bringing the number of active COVID-19 cases to 783.
One person died, a 68-year-old woman, who passed away this previous at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility. Her passing brings the number of coronavirus deaths to 32.
The 55 new cases involved 23 men and 32 women. Eight of them had already been at the Harrison Point Isolation Facility undergoing evaluation to determine whether their positive PCR test outcome showed that they were, in fact, newly positive or whether they had coronavirus in the past and were no longer contagious.
The other 47 cases were Barbadians. Barbados has reported 2,907 confirmed COVID cases – 1,345 females and 1,562 males – and 2,092 persons have redeemed.
The public health laboratory has finished 122,641 tests since February 2020. There were 2,907 persons immunized on Tuesday as part of the National Vaccination Program for COVID-19.
Till now, a total of 22,037 vaccinations have been administered – 9,593 men and 12,444 females.
Wendy Mcconney said, “this is exactly how this covid -19 is spreading, one person is positive, spread it to the family members, the family spread it to John public, and the circle go, on and then we the innocent victims get the blame for staying at home.”
Cowell J Tris told, “Well, people get serious with the virus if you know you can’t quarantine at home, speak up. Look, it’s only a matter of time quarantine will be at home, even isolation. With high cases, the room becomes limited. In big countries, a person quarantine and isolated at home; this comes with following the protocol and clean up behind oneself when sharing a bathroom. Only severe cases go to the isolation center. Look, we have to educate each other, have strong and serious conversations with family and friends and follow protocol. If we don’t this, Barbados could end up with ten thousand cases. “