The Ministry of Health and Wellness late Saturday May 29, 2021 received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 18 new cases of COVID-19. This is from a total of 269 samples taken during the period May 25, 2021 to May 27, 2021. These samples were processed on May 27, 2021.
All of 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 21 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 179. Presently, 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 5053.