Press Release:– Today Wednesday April 7, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 8 new cases of COVID-19.
These results are from a batch of 172 samples taken during the period April 3 to April 5, 2021.
These samples were processed on April 6, 2021.
These 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 placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting the return of their COVID-19 test results.
Arrangements have been made to place these newly diagnosed cases in isolation.
The contact tracing for these new cases is currently underway.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 12 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.
This brings the total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 120.
At present, one of the active cases requires critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4312.
As of Tuesday April 6, 2021 a total of 22, 839 individuals have received the first dose of the
The Ministry of Health reminds the public during the week April 6 to April 9, 2021 the COVID-19 vaccination drive will also cater to principals, teachers and ancillary staff at
various schools around the island.
Tomorrow Thursday, April 8, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Vigie Sports Complex.
Everyone interested in getting vaccinated are encouraged to pre-register ahead of time via the online platform https://hmi.govt.lc/ or at the Community Wellness Centre nearest to you.
The Ministry of Health reminds all to be mindful of the importance of behaving in ways that can reduce our exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
We all need to continue keeping our guard up and to continue practicing the infection prevention and control guidelines.
These include hand hygiene, use of a face mask in public covering the mouth, nose and chin, maintaining a distance from others 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.