The Ministry of Health and Wellness today Thursday March 18, 2021 received confirmation of 14 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. These results are from a batch of 94 samples taken during the period March 15 to March 17, 2021. The samples were processed on March 17, 2021.
All of these cases are from the community and were seen at various 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 receipt of their 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 15 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 157. 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 4097.