Press Release:– The Ministry of Health and Wellness today Wednesday April 28, 2021 received confirmation of 10 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.
This is from a total of 174 samples taken during the period April 24, 2021 to April 26, 2021.
These samples were processed on April 27, 2021.
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, they were each placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting the return of their test results.
Arrangements have since been made to place them in isolation.
The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 6 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 89.
Presently, all of the active cases are doing well.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4518.
As of April 27, 2021 a total of 24, 123 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 1,078 individuals have received the second dose.
Tomorrow Thursday, April 29, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Desruisseaux Parish Hall and the Daren Sammy Cricket grounds.
The COVID-19 vaccine drive will cater to individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine and those in Phase Two of the 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.
Let us all adopt behaviors necessary to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It is extremely important to continue practicing the infection prevention and control measures 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 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.