July 22, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE: Fifteen More Patients Die, 258 New Infections

By Newsroom

Another 15 Covid-19 patients have died, taking the overall death toll from the virus to 1,018.

There is also an increase in daily reported cases, with 258 more people testing positive for the virus today.

A total of 296,006 people have been vaccinated with one dose, while 177,149 people have been fully inoculated with two jabs.

Hospital occupancy now stands at 318/

Members of the public are reminded that they must 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, door knobs 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 COVID19, 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.