On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 2 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. This is from a batch of 225 samples that were taken from June 12 to June 15. These samples were all processed on Tuesday, June 15.
The newly diagnosed individuals were seen at various community respiratory clinics, where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19. In keeping with the national COVID19 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 newly diagnosed individuals is underway.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness has also received news of the recovery of 12 individuals, bringing the total number of active cases in the country to 74. All active cases are currently doing well and none of them are situated in the intensive care unit.
The new positives bring the total number of cases diagnosed in the country to date to 5188.