Press Release:– Today Sunday February 14, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 32 new cases of COVID-19.
This is from a batch of 200 tests conducted on samples taken during the period February 1 to February 12, 2021.
All of these individuals were seen within the community at various respiratory clinics
where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19.
As per the national COVID-19 testing protocol, they were all placed in quarantine by health care practitioners while awaiting their COVID-19 test results.
Arrangements have since been made to place them into isolation.
The contact tracing team is undertaking investigations to identify the contacts of these newly confirmed cases.
Confirmation was also received today of the recovery of 124 individuals bringing the
total number of active cases currently in country to date to 718.
Two of the active cases are in critical care at the Respiratory Hospital and all of the others are presently stable.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 2519.
The Ministry of Health encourages everyone to continue practicing the behaviors that will
help to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
– Frequently wash hands your with flowing water and soap
– Wear a mask when in public places and ensure it covers the mouth, nose and chin
– Maintain a distance from others wherever possible
– 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, it is important to keep away from others and
to urgently seek medical care at your closest community respiratory clinic for assessment.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing updates to the public as new information becomes available.