Tuesday 7 July, 2020

COVID-19: 57 more samples submitted, 117 cases

Updated on June 6 at 6pm:

The Ministry of Health has announced that a further 57 samples have been submitted for COVID-19 testing.

Members of the public are reminded that they must to adhere to the ‘New Normal’ recommendations and take the following personal health measures to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19:

  •        Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when you go out in public
  •        Keep your distance from others (6 feet)
  •        Stay home if you are ill
  •        Clean then sanitize surfaces (e.g. tabletops, doorknobs and cell phones)
  •        Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  •        Cough into a tissue or into the crook of your elbow
  •        Avoid touching your face

If you or a loved one develops symptoms of COVID-19, please call the hotline 877-WELL or 800-WELL (9355) for further guidance. If the person is severely ill, call the 811 (emergency hotline) or call ahead to the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital for help and go in immediately.

Original Story: 

The Ministry of Health is reporting that 3,330 COVID-19 samples have been submitted to the Caribbean Public Health Agency and the University of the West Indies laboratory for testing. 

So far, 2,874 unique patient tests have been completed. Some 456 repeat tests have been conducted. 

Positive COVID-19 cases remain at 117. Recovered cases remain at 108, while deaths remain at eight. 

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