Press Release:- The Ministry of Health and Wellness today Tuesday July 6, 2021 received confirmation of 26 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.
This is from a total of 310 samples taken during the period June 29, 2021 and July 5, 2021.
These samples were processed on July 5, 2021.
All of these individuals were seen in community at various 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 the return of their test
Arrangements have since been made to place these newly diagnosed individuals in isolation.
The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 13 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 96.
At present, three of the active cases are requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 5352.
As of July 5, 2021 a total of 31, 037 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 22, 152 individuals have received the second dose.
Tomorrow Wednesday, July 7, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Dennery Mothers’ Pre-School and the Vigie Sports Complex.
This COVID-19 vaccination drive will cater to general population (18 years and older) for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as individuals for the second dose of the vaccine.
The Ministry of Health continues to emphasis on the importance of practicing the infection prevention and control measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
– 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.