Press Release:– The Ministry of Health and Wellness today Thursday, May 27, 2021 received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 22 new cases of COVID-19.
This is from a total of 305 samples taken during the period May 20, 2021 to May 25, 2021.
These samples were processed on May 26, 2021.
All of these new cases were seen at various community respiratory clinics where they were
assessed and tested for COVID-19.
These individuals were placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting receipt of their COVID-19 test results, in-keeping with the national COVID-19 testing protocol.
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 26 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 168.
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 5002.
As of May 26, 2021 a total of 27, 709 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 18, 277 individuals have received the second dose.
Tomorrow Friday, May 28, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Daren Sammy Cricket Grounds and the Jacmel Wellness Centre catering to the general population (18 years and older) for the first dose as well as individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine.
As we continue to manage the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, every citizen is reminded of the importance of practicing the infection prevention and control measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
– Wash your hands frequently using soap and flowing water
– Wear a mask in public places and ensure it covers the mouth, chin and nose
– Maintain a physical distance from others
– Use a bleach solution to sanitize frequently touched surfaces and frequently handled
– Avoid contact with other people who have flu-like symptoms
– If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, keep away from others and seek medical care
The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing updates to the public as new
information becomes available.