Covid cases ‘more than reported’

There may be more COVID-19-positive cases in Barbados than what is being reported.

This is according to senior lecturer in public health and epidemiology at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr Natasha Sobers-Grannum.

She said what was being reported was only a third or quarter of the true results, adding that the modelling done by UWI’s George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre only represented the number of people who will go for testing.

“When the model projects 3 500, it’s not projecting the numbers that are going to test positive on a particular day because the numbers that test positive are the tip of the iceberg,” she said during yesterday’s Brasstacks Sunday call-in radio programme on Starcom Network.

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