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COVID Air Travel Stats: Managing The Virus With Intensive Testing & Tracking

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This blog is daily tally of COVID Air Travel Stats starting from the first flight to arrive on the opening of the Grantley Adams International Airport. It is a supporting report following up on Barbados Tourism Revival & COVID-19 Air Travel.

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Travellers Testing COVID Positive

With rigorous testing and tracking by Barbados Health authorities and a dedicated COVID-19 Team, Barbados has managed to keep COVID-19 under control. Visitors are required to quarantine on arrival and are monitored during the first week of their stay. If they test positive, they are cared for in approved isolation facilities.

As of November 1st 2020, approximately 120 visitors have tested positive and all have recovered under Barbados’ care. There has been minimal local spread.

The statistics in this page are tabulated by country of flight origin. All passengers are required to have proof of a negative test before they fly or on arrival.

All visitors who test positive were either close to a carrier on the flight, already infected themselves or in contact with a positive traveller while in quarantine.

Barbados A COVID-Safe Destination

extensive tetsing and monitoring keeps visitors and local safe

The COVID Air Travel Stats show that the Barbados protocols and monitoring are working. A few Bajans were exposed to visitors who tested positive before the current protocols were in effect and enforced. However, the testing and tracking by Barbados is world class and community spread is quickly contained.

There is currently no community spread and Barbados is listed as one of “the most COVID-safe destinations”. 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-countries-and-territories-exempt-from-advice-against-all-but-essential-international-travel

https://www.flightcentre.co.uk/wheres-safe-to-travel#lnk_where

https://www.boatinternational.com/destinations/safest-holiday-destinations-after-coronavirus-lockdown-covid-19–44017

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August 1. Health department reported that three more travellers tested positive:

– One was a returning Barbadian who tested positive on arrival from the UK but was positive when tested to travel again. His case was being analyzed with extensive contact tracing.

– A Barbadian woman who returned on July 29 tested positive.

– A male visitor who arrived on July 30 also tested positive.

All were being treated in isolation as contact tracing continued.

On a related note, 95 nurses from Ghana arrived on Thursday July 30. All were moved to quarantine facilities. 12 had since tested positive and were placed in isolation. The Barbadians who welcomed them were also tested and self-isolating.

COVID Air Travel Stats Daily Update

August 2 – Ministry of Health, Jeffery Bostic, reported that 12 more air travel passengers tested positive.

– Two were in-transit and were not isolated in Barbados

– Seven were arriving from New York on on JetBlue.

– Three were from the UK.

All 12 of the infected travellers were Barbados citizen or residents, 6 were men and 6 were women.

August 8 – 3 more Ghanaian nurses who were in quarantine tested positive and were moved to the isolation care facility. In all, 12 Ghanaian nurses were isolated.

Two in-transit passengers who arrived last Friday tested positive prior to leaving and were placed in isolation in Barbados.

August 9 – four new cases: two Barbadian men on a JetBlue flight and two in transit passengers on a Virgin Atlantic flight.

August 11 – A 54-year-old man tested positive coming in on a chartered flight. He was placed in isolation and tracking went underway.

August 14 – “A 32-year-old Barbadian female tested positive on arrival on a British Airways flight yesterday. The other three were all people who were retested – a 75-year-old Barbadian man, who arrived on JetBlue on August 8; a 25-year-old Barbadian man, who arrived on an Air Canada flight on August 9 but whose travel originated in the United States. A Ghanaian nurse, who arrived on July 30, tested positive after a third test.”

August 15 – Two more people recorded positive COVID-19 results after being tested a second time. They were a 41-year-old female visitor and a 55-year-old Barbadian woman who arrived on a Virgin Atlantic flight on August 8. Both were asymptomatic.

August 17 – Two new cases since August 15. One female arrived on JetBlue on August 16. One female arrived on Caribbean Airways from Jamaica August 17.

August 18 – One new case: a 29-year-old man, from the United States, was was retested five days after his initial negative PCR test on August 12. He was transferred from quarantine to isolation at Harrison’s Point, St. Lucy.

August 19 – Two new cases: a 37-year-old male visitor who arrived on a British Airways flight on August 11 and tested positive after his second test, and a 25-year-old Barbadian male who also arrived on a British Airways flight on August 18.

August 20 – One in-transit passenger tested positive and placed in isolation. This was a 38-year-old man who arrived on BA en route to Grenada.

August 21 – One new case in isolation: A 27-year-old female who arrived on British Airways on August 20.

August 22 – One new case in isolation: A 25-year-old Barbadian female who arrived on August 17. She travelled to Barbados from the United States via Jamaica, arriving on Caribbean Airlines.

August 23 – Three new cases in isolation. All were returning Barbadians, a 57-year-old woman and two men, aged 64 and 76, arrived on JetBlue and were asymptomatic.

August 25 – Three new cases: 2 from a British Airway flight of August 17, a 5-year-old and 38-year-old male. 1 Columbian who arrived on 24th.

August 26 – One 29-year-old British visitor tested positive. The visitor was a known contact of another British visitor who was diagnosed with the viral illness on August 20.

August 28 – One 34-year-old visitor who arrived on British Airways the day before tested positive and placed in isolation.

August 29 – Four new cases: 1 UK, 1 USA, 1 Trinidad – One local Barbadian who was in contact with a UK visitor.

August 30 – Three new cases: A 33-year-old male visitor and a 42-year-old Barbadian man. Both arrived on BA on August 25 and tested positive the previous day on their second test. The third case was a 24-year-old Bahamian female student, who arrived on Caribbean Airlines from the Bahamas via Jamaica.

August 31 – One new case: A 34-year-old Jamaican woman who arrived on Caribbean Airlines.

September

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September 1 – Two people tested positive for COVID-19 on the previous day.

A 36-year-old female visitor arrived on Air Antilles from Guadeloupe in-transit to Jamaica. She was transferred to the isolation facility. Added to Caribbean numbers.

A 53-year-old Barbadian male, whose trip originated in the United States and who arrived on Caribbean Airlines from Grenada. Added to US numbers.

September 3 – One new Case: A 53-year-old Guyanese woman arrived on Trans Guyana Airways on September 1.

September 4 – One new case – 26-year-old Barbadian arrived from USA on JetBlue on August 29. Was positive for COVID-19 when retested on September 3.

September 6 – One new case: A 26-year-old Jamaican female arrived from Jamaica aboard Caribbean Airlines 0n September 5.

September 8 – One new case: a 53-year-old Swedish visitor. He arrived from Sweden on a chartered flight on September 3.

September 12 – One new case: A 43-year-old female visitor, who was asymptomatic, arrived in Barbados on September 6, aboard Caribbean Airlines from Jamaica, having travelled there from the United States of America. This was counted as a USA origination.

September 15 – A 12-year-old Jamaican girl tested positive for COVID-19, arriving on Caribbean Airlines flight from Jamaica.

September 16 – One case: eight-year-old female visitor, who arrived on British Airways the previous day, tested positive.

September 20 – 4 new cases: 3 arrived in the island the previous day – a 50-year-old female aboard British Airways, a 23-year-old woman who arrived on Caribbean Airlines from Jamaica and a 34-year-old woman who arrived on JetBlue from New York.

The other was a 10-year-old girl who arrived on September 14 on Caribbean Airlines from Jamaica. Know to have had contact with a positive case.

September 25 – 1 new case: 24-year-old female visitor who arrived on Virgin Atlantic on September 19 tested positive for COVID-19 after a second test the previous day.

October

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October 1 – 3 new cases: 2 were the result of having contact with a 24-year-old woman who arrived September 19 (UK – Virgin Atlantic) and tested positive on a second test on September 24. They were a 62-year-old Barbadian woman and a 25-year-old Barbadian man. The third case was a 22-year-old Jamaican woman who arrived on Caribbean Airlines from Jamaica.

October 4 – 3 more members of one family tested positive. This followed the three other family members who had previously tested positive.

This included a four-month-old baby, the 34-year-old husband of a woman who tested positive that Friday and a 15-year-old relative. They were all contacts of a female family member who tested positive on September 30, along with a nephew.

Six members of the same family were diagnosed with COVID-19 between September 30 and October 3. The cluster was traced to a Barbadian woman who returned from the United Kingdom on September 19 and tested positive for COVID-19 after a second test on September 24.

October 5 – 1 case: Another relative of the housekeeper who was tested on September 30. He was a 12-year-old student of Ellerslie Secondary School.

October 7 – 3 cases: a 19-year-old Jamaican who arrived on a CAL flight on September 26; a 29-year-old Barbadian who arrived on Virgin Atlantic on October 3; and a 42-year-old Guyanese who arrived on September 25 on a Trans Guyana flight.

October 9 – 1 case: A 62-year-old female visitor who arrived on a JetBlue flight from New York and went into mandatory quarantine.

October 10 – 1 case: A 54-year-old female visitor. Originated in USA and arrived on Air Canada October 8. Listed as a Canada origination.

October 11- 3 cases: Two men. A 64-year-old Barbadian who came in on JetBlue the previous day. A 53-year-old visitor who arrived on British Airways on October 7. He tested positive after a second test the previous day.

October 13 – 2 cases: both were visitors who arrived from United Kingdom the previous week and tested positive for COVID-19 after being retested. The 66-year-old man, who arrived on British Airways on October 7, was asymptomatic. A 76-year-old man, who arrived on Virgin Atlantic on October 10, was exhibiting symptoms.

October 14 – 5 cases: 2 men, aged 28 and 35, who arrived on British Airways on October 10 and 12 respectively. 3 women – a 19-year-old who arrived on American Airlines on October 8, a 37-year-old who arrived on Trans Guyana on September 30. A 35-year-old who came in on Air Canada on September 24 was a contact of a previous case confirmed on September 29.

October 15 – 3 cases: 34-year-old male visitor who arrived on Trans Guyana on September 30. A 32-year-old female who has been identified as a contact of the male visitor and who also arrived on September 30 on Trans Guyana; A37-year-old male visitor who came in on British Airways on October 3.

October 16 –  1 case: A 54-year-old Barbadian man who returned to Barbados on British Airways on October 11 tested positive after the second test.

October 18 – 2 new cases – both male visitors:
– A 54-year-old man tested positive on second test after arriving on Air Canada. A contact of a previously confirmed patient who was diagnosed on October 8 (Air Canada).
– A 28-year-old man who arrived on American Airlines on October 11 and left the island On October 17.

October 18/19 –  1 case:
– A 56-year-old female visitor who arrived on British Airways on October 15 and tested positive on her second test.

October 22 – 2 cases:
– A 64-year-old male visitor, who arrived on Air Canada on October 8, but whose travel originated in Nigeria.
– A 56-year-old Barbadian female who came into the island on British Airways on October 11. They both tested positive after retests.

October 23 – 3 cases:
– A 24-year-old female, arrived on American Airlines on October 18.
– A 48-year-old male, via British Airways on October 20.
– A 32-year-old male visitor, via British Airways on October 9, tested positive for COVID-19 after a second test.

October 24 – 3 cases:
– An 18-year-old female, via British Airways on October 22.
– A 25-year-old female, via JetBlue on October 20.
– A 20-year-old male, who arrived on Air Canada on October 18.

October 25 – 3 cases:
– A female, via British Airways on October 22, tested positive after her second test on October 23.
– Two males, 38 and 21, arrived on American Airlines on October 15, and were retested on October 16. They tested positive on October 23.

October 28 – 2 cases:
– A 21-year-old Jamaican woman, via Caribbean Airlines on October 25, tested positive after a second test.

– A 45-year-old visitor, via British Airways on October 25 tested positive on 27th.

October 29 – One case:
– A 14-year-old female visitor via British Airways, and was a contact of a previously confirmed case, diagnosed on October 23.

October 31– 1 case:
– a 30-year-old Guyanese woman via Trans Guyana on October 29 was positive on her second test.November 1 – 1 case:
– A 36-year-old visitor from Holland arrived on British Airways on October 30, tested positive after a second test.

November Covid Air Travel Stats

Early in November the New Your Time Published an article on covid-safe vacation options. it asked the question “Where in the world can I go”. In it Barbados was featured!

intensive testing and monitoring makes Barbados a safe place to go

November 2 – 1 case:
-A 36-year-old male visitor from Holland tested positive. Arrived on British Airways on October 30, and tested positive on a second test.

November 4 – 1 case:
-A 33-year-old Barbadian male tested positive today. Arrived on American Airlines on November 1.Was positive on second test.

November 6 – 3 cases. 3 visitors tested positive for yesterday.
– an 86-year-old man, via British Airways on November 2 (*)
– a 28-year-old woman, via British Airways on November 3 (*)
– a 37-year-old man, via Air Canada on November 5.
(*) The two visitors from the United Kingdom tested positive after a second test.

November 7 – 1 case:
– a 69-year-old female visitor, via British Airways on November 3, tested positive on a second test.

November 11 – 6 cases.
– a 47-year-old woman from Germany via Euro Wing on November 7 and tested positive after her second test on November 9.
– a 43-year-old man from Jamaica Via Caribbean Airlines on November 1;
– two women, 41 and 18, who arrived on British Airways on November 5;
– a 29-year-old woman who arrived on British Airways on November 3;
– a 25-year-old man who came in on American Airlines on November 8.

November 15 = 1 case:
– The 32-year-old man, who arrived on American Airlines on November 13, was asymptomatic but tested positve on a second test.

November 18  – 1 case
– a 38-year-old female who arrived on JetBlue on November 14, tested positive after a second test.
– a 25-year-old Barbadian man arrived on JetBlue on November 17, and was asymptomatic.

November 19 – 1 case
– a 27-year-old female who arrived on American Airlines on November 16, with a negative test. Tested positive on second test

November 21 – 2 cases:
-a 41-year-old man who arrived on American Airlines on November 7, and was re-tested on November 9;
– a 62-year-old man via American Airlines, on November 18, tested positive. Both men were asymptomatic.

November 22 – 4 case
– 3 arrived from Guyana on Caribbean Airlines and returned positive results after undergoing second tests.
– They are a 23-year-old man who arrived on November 14 and tested positive on November 15; a 29-year-old woman who arrived on November 6 and tested positive on November 10; and a seven-year-old girl who also arrived on November 6 and tested positive on November 10.
– The fourth case is a male visitor from the United States who is a contact of a known case. He was diagnosed with the viral illness on November 18.
– All of the visitors were asymptomatic.

November 23 – 1 case:
– a male visitor from Jamaica via Caribbean Airlines on November 14, tested positive after a second test on November 16. He was asymptomatic.

November 24 – 2 cases:
– a 28-year-old Barbadian female, via American Airlines on November 22,
– a 26-year-old male visitor, via British Airways flight on November 20. Both were asymptomatic, and returned a positive result on the second test. 

November 25 – 1 case:
-a 27-year-old, male, via an American Airlines on November 16, returned a positive result on the second test. He was asymptomatic,

November 26– 3 cases:
– a 52-year-old, who arrived on British Airways on November 20; a 48-year-old, who came in on an American Airlines flight on November 23; and a 30-year-old, who arrived via American Airlines on November 24.

All three were asymptomatic

Three female visitors tested positive on the second test. All three were asymptomatic

Covid Air Travel Stats Summary

Cases at November 26

Covid Air Travel Positive Tests By Country of Origin

Canada 11 |UK 48 |USA 36 | Caribbean 26| Transit 7 | N/A 5|
Charter 2 | 154 Passengers | Total with all prior to re-opening 266 (i)

{i) There was a discrepancy in GIS report – Oct 1 was 183 total – No stats for Oct 2. Oct 3 is 1 case = 194 not 196 error carried forward/ Oct 28 was 2 cases only, 1 added in GIS numbers

The in-transit flight info is not always noted on the Barbados GIS numbers. They arrive from various countries on their way to another destination. The N/A figure have not been tracked by country in this summary.

All Visitors With Covid Recover

stats show protocols. testing, monitoring and tracking work

Source: https://gisbarbados.gov.bb/covid-19/

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(C) Ian R. Clayton @lifestylesoftheartisan


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