Press Release:- Today Tuesday June 1, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 13 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.
These results are from a batch of 145 samples taken during the period May 28, 2021 to May 30, 2021.
The samples were processed on May 31, 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 COVID-19 testing protocol, they were each placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting receipt of their test results.
Arrangements have since been made to place these individuals into isolation.
The contact tracing for these new cases is currently underway.
Confirmation was also received today of the recovery of 18 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.
This brings the total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 158.
Presently, all of the active cases are doing well.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 5085.
As of yesterday May 31, 2021 a total of 28, 262 individuals have received the first dose of the vaccine and 18, 862 individuals have received the second dose of the vaccine.
Tomorrow Wednesday, June 2, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Vigie Sports Complex and the Dennery Mothers’ Pre-School.
This COVID-19 vaccination drive will cater to the general population (18 years and older) for the first dose of the vaccine as well as individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine.
The Ministry of Health reiterates the importance of people adopting behaviors and 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.