Press Release:- Today Tuesday July 20, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 3 new cases of COVID-19. This is from a batch of 147 samples taken during the period July 15, 2021 to July 19, 2021.
These samples were processed on July19, 2021. These newly diagnosed 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 receipt of their COVID-19 test results.
Arrangements have since been made to place them in isolation. The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 11 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19
bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 97.
Presently, all of the active cases are doing well. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 5484.
As of July 19, 2021 a total of 31, 723 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 23, 329 individuals have received the second dose.
Tomorrow Wednesday, July 21, 2021 the COVID-19 vaccination drive will take place at the Vigie Sports Complex and the Dennery Mothers’ Pre-School catering to the general population (18 years and older) for the first dose as well as individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine.
As we continue to be at risk for the introduction of the COVID-19 variants, the public is advised to remain vigilant and adhere to the public health measures.
It is important that everyone make it a priority to protect the health and safety of themselves, family, friends, colleagues and others.
Let us all remember that we are still managing the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore everyone should take the necessary measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
It is should be a major priority for every citizen to use a face mask in public covering the mouth, nose and chin, maintain a distance from others, wash hands frequently and use a bleach solution to sanitize frequently touched surfaces and handled objects.
If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, keep away from others and seek medical care at your closest community respiratory clinic.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing updates to the public as new
information becomes available.