Press Release:– Today Wednesday June 2, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 12 new cases of COVID-19.
This is from a batch of 233 samples taken during the period May28, 2021 and May 31, 2021.
These samples were processed on June 1, 2021.
These newly diagnosed individuals 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, they were each 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 newly diagnosed individuals is underway.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 17 individuals bringing the total number
of active cases in country to date to 152.
Presently, all of the active cases are doing well.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 5097.
The Ministry of Health also received report of one COVID-19 related death bringing the
total number of deaths to 80.
Death #80 is an 84 year old female from the Soufriere district with underlying medical illness.
The Ministry of Health extends condolences to the family and loved ones of this individual.
As of yesterday June 1, 2021 a total of 28, 477 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 19, 065 individuals have received the second dose.
The COVID-19 vaccination drive caters to individuals 18 years and older for the first dose of the vaccine as well as individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine.
Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated to protect themselves, family, loved ones and others.
Let us all continue 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.