Today Friday May 21, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 12 new cases of COVID-19. This is from a total of 209 samples taken on May 18, 2021 and May 19, 2021. These samples were processed on May 20, 2021.
The twelve newly diagnosed 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, they were each placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting receipt of their COVID-19 test results. Arrangements have since been made to place them in isolation. The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 11 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 237. At present, one of the active cases is requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4935.