Press Release:- Today Thursday April 15, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 18 new cases of COVID-19.
This is from a batch of 260 samples taken during the period April 12, 2021 and April 14, 2021.
These samples were processed on April 14, 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 the return of their COVID-19 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 20 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19
bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 92.
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 4389.
As of yesterday April 14, 2021 a total of 23, 428 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 20 individuals have received the second dose.
Tomorrow Friday April 16, 2021, the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds, Daren Sammy Cricket Grounds and the Jacmel Wellness Centre.
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 reminds all citizens of the importance of practicing behaviors to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
– 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.
Headline image courtesy Martin Sanchez