PRESS RELEASE — The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs today Saturday September 18, 2021 confirms a total of 121 new cases of COVID-19. These cases are from a batch of 466 samples processed on Friday September 17, 2021 at the Ezra Long Laboratory. This number of positive cases makes up 26% of all the samples processed on that date. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 10, 520.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 172 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing the number of active cases in country to 2394. Three of these active cases are currently critical and nine of them are severely ill at the Respiratory Hospital.
To date, a total of 35, 540 individuals have received the first dose of the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine and 28, 992 have received the second dose. A total of 7, 724 individuals have received the first dose and 114 have received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.