On Wednesday May 12, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 25 new cases of COVID-19. This is from a batch of 231 samples taken on May 10, 2021, and processed on May 11, 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 the return 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.
The Ministry of Health also received confirmation of the recovery of 13 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing the total number of active cases in the country to date to 159. Presently, two of the active cases require critical care at the Respiratory Hospital. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in the country to date to 4725.