Press Release:- Today Wednesday April 14, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 4 new cases of COVID-19.
This is from a batch of 191 samples taken on April 12, 2021 and April 13, 2021.
These samples were processed on April 13, 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 placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting receipt of their COVID-19 test results.
Arrangements have since been made to place these individuals in isolation.
The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 11 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19
bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 94.
Presently, 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 4371.
As of yesterday April 13, 2021 a total of 23, 345 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 15 individuals have received the second dose.
Tomorrow Thursday, April 15, 2021, the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds and the Daren Sammy Cricket Grounds. 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.