Press Release:- Today Friday July 9, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 6 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.
These results are from a batch of 304 samples taken during the period July 1, 2021 to July 8, 2021.
The samples were processed on July 8, 2021.
These six individuals 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.
The Ministry of Health also reports one new COVID-19 related death.
To date, the total number of COVID-19 deaths in country is 50 and the total number of COVID-19 related deaths is 36.
COVID-19 related death #36 is an 80 year old female from the Choiseul district with underlying medical illnesses.
The Ministry of Health extends condolences to the family and loved ones of
Confirmation was also received today of the recovery of 2 individuals diagnosed with COVID19.
This brings the total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 111.
Presently, three of the active cases require critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 5380.
As of July 8, 2021 a total of 31, 229 individuals have received the first dose of the vaccine and 22, 470 individuals have received the second dose of the vaccine.
Individuals 18 years and older are encouraged to get vaccinated to protect themselves, family, friends and others.
Everyone is reminded of the importance of adopting behaviors and practicing the infection
prevention and control measures to minimize 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.