Caribbean countries report new cases of COVID-19.


Barbados – Several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries reported increased coronavirus cases (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours.

According to the latest bulletin from the authorities, four people, including three males, were diagnosed with COVID-19 in Barbados, while five people have recovered.

They said that the new positives were identified from the 662 tests conducted by the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory. Meanwhile, 104 persons are in isolation.

Barbados has recorded 3,946 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (1,906 females and 2,040 males) and 3,861 recoveries since March last year. Forty-five people have died from the virus.

Guyana on Monday recorded 80 new COVID-19 infections from 236 tests, taking the country’s overall total confirmed cases to 14,442.

The majority of new cases were recorded in Region Six, with 27 new infections. The authorities said that 12,267 persons have recovered from the virus and that the death toll for May now stands at 26.

The number of people who have succumbed to the virus in Guyana since the case was detected in March last year is 327.

There are 1,731 patients in home isolation, 101 patients are in institutional isolation, and 16 patients are in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit.

In Belize, the authorities have reported 14 new cases and 15 recoveries over the past 24 hours.

There have been no deaths, but the country had recorded 323 deaths since March last year.

The authorities said that there had been 12,700 positive cases, with 63 being active.

St. Lucia health authorities have confirmed 19 new cases from a total of 244 samples taken during the period May 6-8.

They said the new cases were seen at various community respiratory clinics and placed in home quarantine while awaiting receipt of their COVID-19 test results. Arrangements have since been made to place these newly diagnosed individuals in isolation. The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness said that confirmation was also received to recover 17 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in the country to date to 149. Presently, two of the active cases are requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in the country to date to 4690.


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