Press Release:– The Ministry of Health and Wellness on Sunday July 11, 2021 received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 11 new cases of COVID-19.
This is from a batch of 140 samples taken during the period July 8, 2021 to July 10, 2021.
These samples were processed on July 10, 2021.
All of these new cases were seen at various community respiratory clinics where they were
assessed and tested for COVID-19.
In-keeping with the national COVID-19 testing protocol, these individuals were placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting receipt of their COVID-19 test results.
Arrangements have since been made to place them in isolation.
The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.
The Ministry of Health also received confirmation of the recovery of 4 individuals diagnosed
with COVID-19 bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 127.
Presently, one of the active cases is requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 5410.
As of July 9, 2021 a total of 31, 286 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 22, 569 individuals have received the second dose.
Today Monday, July 12, 2021 the COVID-19 vaccination drive will take place at the Vigie Sports Complex and the Soufriere Hospital Grounds catering to the general population (18 years and older) for the first dose as well as individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine.
It is very important that all adopt behaviors and habits that can help to minimize exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
The Ministry of Health asks that all continue practicing the infection prevention and control guidelines which includes hand hygiene, use of a face mask in public covering the
mouth, nose and chin, maintaining a distance from others and using a bleach solution to sanitize frequently touched surfaces and handled objects.
If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, keep away from others and seek medical care at your closest community respiratory clinic.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing updates to the public as new
information becomes available