PRESS RELEASE — Today Wednesday January 19, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 451 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Monday January 18, 2022 from a total of 975 samples of which 928 samples were from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 47 samples from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited. These samples were collected from January 15, 2022 to January 18, 2022. This number of positive cases makes up 46.26% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 18, 322.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 138 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 3, 650. Currently, there are 35 positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital, of which two of them are severely ill.
To date, a total of 50, 711 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 6, 046 are partially vaccinated and 5, 628 have received their booster shot.
Vaccination will resume tomorrow Thursday January 20, 2022 at the Vieux-Fort RC Parish Hall and the Monchy Wellness Centre from 9am to 4pm.