Press Release:– The Ministry of Health and Wellness late Friday April 23, 2021 received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 8 new cases of COVID-19.
This is from a batch of 94 samples taken during the period April 19, 2021 to April 21, 2021.
These samples were processed on April 22, 2021.
The eight newly diagnosed individuals were seen at various community respiratory clinics
where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19.
In-keeping with the national COVID19 testing protocol, they were placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting receipt of their COVID-19 test results.
Arrangements have since been made to place these individuals in isolation.
The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 10 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19
bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 98. At present, all of the
active cases are doing well.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4463.
As of April 22, 2021 a total of 23, 861 individuals have received the first dose of the
COVID-19 vaccine and 297 individuals have received the second dose.
Everyone interested in getting vaccinated are encouraged to pre-register ahead of time via the online platform https://hmi.govt.lc/ or at the Community Wellness Centre nearest to you.
Let us all continue practicing the infection prevention and control measures that will help 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
– Avoid contact with other people who have flu-like symptoms
– If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, keep away from others and seek medical
The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing updates to the public as new
information becomes available.