On Thursday, June 17, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 11 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory from a batch of 231 samples taken from June 14 to June 16. The samples were all processed on Wednesday, June 16.
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 the newly diagnosed individuals is underway.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness has also received news of the recovery of 15 individuals, bringing the total number of active cases in country to 70. 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 country to date to 5199.