Press Release:– Today Tuesday, May 4, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 12 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.
This is from a total of 175 samples taken during the period April 30, 2021 to May 2, 2021.
These samples were processed on May 3, 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, 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 these individuals in isolation.
The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.
The Ministry of Health also received confirmation of the recovery of 8 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 100.
Presently, one of the active cases is requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4585.
As of May 3, 2021 a total of 24, 473 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 4, 982 individuals have received the second dose.
Tomorrow Wednesday, May 5, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Vigie Sports Complex, Belle Vue Wellness Centre, Etangs Wellness Centre and Dennery Mothers’ Pre-school catering to the general population for the first dose and also individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine.
The Ministry of Health reminds everyone of 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
– 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.