The Ministry of Health and Wellness late Sunday May 16, 2021 received confirmation of 24 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. This is from a batch of 142 samples taken during the period May 11, 2021 to May 14, 2021. These samples were processed on May 15, 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.
Confirmation of the recovery of 5 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 240. 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 4842.
The Ministry of Health also reported one COVID-19 related death bringing the total number of deaths in country to date to 76. Death #76 is a 54-year-old female from the Castries district with an underlying medical illness.