Press Release:– The Ministry of Health and Wellness today Tuesday April 13, 2021 received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 12 new cases of COVID-19.
This is from a total of 160 samples taken during the period April 9, 2021 to April 12, 2021.
These samples were processed on April 12, 2021.
These twelve 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 the return of their test results.
Arrangements have since been made to place these newly diagnosed individuals in isolation.
The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 18 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 101.
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 4367.
As of April 9, 2021 a total of 23, 257 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 9 individuals have received the second dose.
Tomorrow Wednesday, April 14, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Vigie Sports Complex, Soufriere Hospital Grounds and the Dennery Mothers’ Pre-school in New Field, Dennery.
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 adopting behaviors which will help to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Some of the infection prevention and control measures are:
– 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.