Press Release:– Today Tuesday June 29, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 8 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.
These results are from a batch of 195 samples taken during the period June 25, 2021 to June 28, 2021.
The samples were processed on June 28, 2021.
These eight newly diagnosed individuals were seen at various community respiratory clinics where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19.
In keeping with the COVID-19 national testing protocol, they were placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting the return 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.
Confirmation was also received today of the recovery of 5 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.
This brings the total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 87.
Presently, two 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 5292.
As of June 28, 2021 a total of 30, 746 individuals have received the first dose of the vaccine and 21, 850 individuals have received the second dose of the vaccine.
Tomorrow Wednesday, June 30, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Dennery Mothers’ Pre-School and the Vigie Sports Complex catering to the general population (18 years and older) for the first dose of the vaccine as well as individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine.
The Ministry of Health continues to emphasize on the need to 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 objects
– 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.