The Ministry of Health and Wellness on Saturday, March 27, 2021, received confirmation of 11 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. These results are from a batch of 192 samples taken from March 25 to March 26, 2021. The samples were processed on March 26, 2021.
The individuals were seen at various community respiratory clinics where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19. In keeping with the COVID-19 testing protocol, they were each placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting the return 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 currently underway.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 8 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 116. Presently, two of the active cases require critical care at the Respiratory Hospital. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4202.