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Barbados records third COVID-19 death

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2020 | 12:16 AM


Barbados yesterday recorded its third death from COVID-19, with the passing of a 95-year-old man.

This was revealed by Dr Corey Forde, head of infectious diseases at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

This follows the passing of an 81-year-old on Sunday and a 74-year-old on Monday.

According to Forde, the total number of cases in the country has also increased to 63.

Forde said there were three people currently on ventilators at the Enmore facility, who are critically ill. They are two women – ages 78 and 56 – and one male, 52, who is extremely ill and has diabetes.

“The majority of our cases which we have found so far have been linked to Barbadians, for the most part, who have travelled overseas in that period within the 15th of March to present, until we put the provisions in place for quarantine when people arrived,” Forde explained.

Six people were discharged and three are recording negatives tests.