On Sunday, March 14, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 22 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. These results are from a batch of 148 samples taken on March 12 and March 13, 2021. The samples were processed on March 13, 2021.
The twenty-two individuals were seen at various community respiratory clinics and were assessed and tested for COVID-19. These individuals were placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting their COVID-19 test results. This action is in keeping with the COVID- 19 testing protocol.
The Ministry of Health has since made arrangements to place these newly diagnosed cases in isolation and contact tracing for these new cases is currently underway.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 19 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing the total number of active cases currently recorded in the country to date to 203. At present, two of the active cases are requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in the country to date to 4053.
The Ministry of Health also reports four COVID-19 related deaths bringing the total number of deaths in country to 55. Death #52 is a 47-year-old male from the Micoud district. Death #53 is an 87-year-old female from the Laborie district. Death #54 is a 66-year-old male from the Castries district. Death #55 is a 64-year-old female from the Castries district. All of these individuals had underlying medical illnesses and were all in care at the time of their passing.