Press Release:- Today Monday June 28, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 6 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.
This is from a batch of 95 samples taken during the period June 25, 2021 to June 27, 2021.
These samples were processed on June 27, 2021.
These newly diagnosed individuals were seen at various community respiratory clinics where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19.
While awaiting results of their COVID-19 test, these individuals were each placed in home quarantine.
The Ministry of Health has since made arrangements to place these new cases in isolation.
The contact tracing for these individuals is underway.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 10 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 84.
At present, two of the active cases are requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 5284.
As of June 26, 2021 a total of 30, 653 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 21, 740 individuals have received the second dose.
Tomorrow Tuesday, June 28, 2021 the COVID-19 vaccination drive will take place at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds and the Daren Sammy Cricket Grounds.
This activity will cater to the general population for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and individuals receiving the second dose.
The Ministry of Health encourages all to get vaccinated to protect themselves, family, friends and others.
Let us all continue to place focus on the importance of adopting habits to protect ourselves and others from the COVID-19 virus.
The Ministry of Health asks all to continue practicing the infection prevention and control measures to reduce 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 objects
– 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.