The Ministry of Health and Wellness today Monday March 29, 2021 received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 22 new cases of COVID-19. These results are from a batch of 120 samples. The samples were taken on March 26, 2021 and March 27, 2021. These samples were processed on March 27, 2021.
All of the twenty two 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, these individuals were placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting receipt of their COVID-19 test results. Arrangements have been made to place these newly diagnosed cases in isolation. The contact tracing for these new cases is currently underway.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 4 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 133. At present, 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 4224.
The Ministry of Health also reported one COVID-19 related death bringing the total number of deaths in country to date to 59. The recent death is a 71-year-old male from the Castries district with underlying medical illnesses who passed away while in care.