Press Release:- Today Monday July 12, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 6 new cases of COVID-19.
This is from a batch of 175 samples taken during the period July 8, 2021 to July 11, 2021. These samples were processed on July 11, 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 each 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 newly diagnosed individuals is underway.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 3 individuals bringing the total number of
active cases in country to date to 130.
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 5416.
As of July 9, 2021 a total of 31, 286 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 22, 569 individuals have received the second dose. Tomorrow Tuesday, July 13, 2021 the COVID-19 vaccination drive will take place at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds and the Gros-Islet Human Resource Centre.
This drive will cater to individuals 18 years and older for the first dose of the vaccine as well as individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine.
Let us all continue 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.