On Wednesday, February 24, 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 27 samples taken during the period February 19 to February 23, 2021. These samples were processed on February 23, 2021.
All of these seven 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, healthcare practitioners placed each of these individuals in-home quarantine while awaiting the return of their test results. Arrangements have been made to place them into isolation.
The contact tracing for these new cases is underway. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in the country to date to 3149.
The Ministry of Health also received confirmation of the recovery of 134 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in the country to date to 231. Presently, one of the active cases is requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.
Today the Ministry of Health also reports two COVID-19 related deaths bringing the total number of deaths in the country to date to 34. Death #33 is an 83-year-old male from the Gros-Islet district with an underlying medical illness who passed away while in care. Death #34 is a 76-year-old male with an underlying medical illness. He was one of the critical patients in care at the Respiratory Hospital.