On Monday February 22, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 7 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. These results are from a batch of 91 samples taken on February 16, February 19 and February 20, 2021. These samples were processed on February 20, 2021.
Confirmation of the recovery of 70 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 was also received bringing the total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 365. Two of the active cases presently require critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.
All of the seven cases were seen at various community respiratory clinics where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19. They were each placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting the return of their test results. Arrangements have been made for the placement of these individuals into isolation. The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 3142.