Today Monday May 3, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 13 new cases of COVID-19. This is from a batch of 165 samples taken on April 29, 2021 and April 30, 2021. These samples were processed on May 2, 2021.
These 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 placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting receipt of their COVID-19 test results. Arrangements have since been made to place these newly diagnosed individuals in isolation. The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 30 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 96. Presently, one of the active cases requires critical care at the Respiratory Hospital. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4573.
As of Friday April 30, 2021 a total of 24, 426 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 3, 853 individuals have received the second dose. Tomorrow Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds, La Ressource Dennery Parish Hall, Jacmel Wellness Centre, Daren Sammy Cricket Grounds and the Ciceron Wellness Centre. This COVID-19 vaccination drive will cater to the general population for first dose of the vaccine and also those individuals receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.