Barbados's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kenneth George on Monday disclosed that there are 11 hotspot communities where the coronavirus is being spread.
He made the revelation as the Ministry of Health implemented a new contact tracing programme aimed at bringing at-risk people into care quickly.
Dr. George said the programme had been implemented following the development of a worrisome trend where families were responsible for several clusters of COVID-19 cases across Barbados.
He said in one case, 16 people from the same household tested positive for COVID-19.
Additionally, 47 people who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday made up several clusters of families.