Press Release:– Today Tuesday April 27, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 6 new cases of COVID-19.
This is from a batch of 98 samples taken on April 23, 2021 and April 24, 2021.
These samples were processed on April 26, 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 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 17 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19
bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 88.
Presently, all of the active cases are doing well.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4508.
Today, the Ministry of Health also reports one COVID-19 related death bringing the total
number of deaths in country to date to 74.
Death #74 is a 59 year old female from the Soufriere district with underlying medical illness.
The Ministry of Health expresses sympathy to the family and loved ones of this individual.
As of yesterday April 26, 2021 a total of 24, 014 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 595 individuals have received the second dose.
Tomorrow Wednesday, April 28, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Bexon Wellness Centre, Dennery Mothers’ Pre-school, Soufriere Hospital Grounds, Vigie Sports Complex and the Mon Repos Wellness Centre.
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 be mindful of the importance of practicing the infection prevention and control
measures that can help to minimize our exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
This can be done by practicing proper hand hygiene, using 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.