Barbados has recorded 12 new cases of COVID-19.
This was announced on Saturday by acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, who disclosed that nine of those who tested positive are nurses who recently arrived from Ghana.
Speaking during a news conference, George said that all of the individuals are asymptomatic.
Concerning the nurses, he said all of them were placed in quarantine for 14 days on their arrival.
The other three include a Barbadian female who returned to the island on July 29; a male visitor who arrived on July 30; and a Barbadian man who arrived from the United Kingdom with a negative test, but who when required to test to travel again returned a positive result.
The Chief Medical Officer said those persons who tested positive were immediately placed in isolation.