Press Release:- The Ministry of Health and Wellness late Saturday May 22, 2021 received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 10 new cases of COVID-19.
This is from a batch of 109 samples taken on May 18, 2021 and processed on May 21, 2021.
All of these new cases 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, these individuals were placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting the return of their COVID-19 test results.
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 9 individuals diagnosed
with COVID-19 bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 238.
Presently, one of the active requires critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4945.
As of May 21, 2021 a total of 27, 395 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 17, 902 individuals have received the second dose.
The Ministry of Health continues the COVID-19 vaccination drive catering to the general population (18 years and older) for the first dose as well as individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine.
These individuals are encouraged to get vaccinated to protect themselves, family, loved ones and others from the COVID-19 virus.
It is very important that all adopt behaviors and habits that can help to minimize exposure to theCOVID-19 virus.
The Ministry of Health asks that all continue practicing the infection prevention
and control guidelines which includes hand hygiene, use of 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