Press Release:– The Ministry of Health and Wellness today Monday April 26, 2021 received confirmation of 10 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.
This is from a total of 89 samples taken on April 23, 2021 and April 24, 2021.
These samples were processed on April 25, 2021.
All of these 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, 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 these individuals in isolation.
The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.
The Ministry of Heath also received confirmation of the recovery of 16 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 97.
Presently, all of the active cases are doing well.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4502.
As of April 23, 2021 a total of 23, 941 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 392 individuals have received the second dose.
Tomorrow Tuesday, April 27, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Philip Marcellin Grounds, Daren Sammy Cricket Grounds, Grande Riviere Human Resource Centre, Jacmel Wellness Centre and the Ti-Rocher Micoud Wellness Centre.
This COVID-19 vaccination drive will cater to individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine and those in Phase Two of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
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.
The Ministry of Health continues to emphasize on the importance of 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 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.