Press Release:- Today Friday December 17, 2021 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 9 new cases of COVID-19. These cases were processed on Thursday December 16, 2021 at the Ezra Long Laboratory and Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited from a total of 262 samples, which were collected on December 15, 2021 and December 16, 2021.
This number of positive cases makes up 3.44% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 13, 136.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 9 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 80. Currently, there are 12 positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital, of which one of these active cases is in critical care and two of them are severely ill.
To date, a total of 51, 244 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 4, 055 are partially vaccinated and 2, 656 have received their booster shot.
Vaccination will resume tomorrow Saturday December 18, 2021 at the Vigie Sports Complex and Vieux-Fort Wellness Centre from 9am to 2pm.
The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs will continue providing daily updates to the public as new information becomes available.