Press Release:- Today Friday May 14, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 28 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.
This is from a total of 236 samples taken on May 12, 2021.
These samples were processed on May 13, 2021.
All of these cases were seen at various community respiratory clinics where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19.
These individuals were placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting the return of their test results, in-keeping with the national COVID19 testing protocol.
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 9 individuals bringing the total number of
active cases in country to date to 197.
At present, two of the active cases are requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4788.
As of May 13, 2021 a total of 25, 939 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 16, 124 individuals have received the second dose.
Tomorrow Saturday, May 15, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Vigie Sports Complex.
Individuals receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as individuals receiving
the second dose can visit this vaccination site.
The Ministry of Health continues to emphasize on the importance of 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
– 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.