June 28, 2021

Five Covid Deaths, 145 New Cases

By Newsroom

Five Covid-19 deaths reported by the Ministry of Health in its update on Monday puts the total number of deaths from the virus at 822.

Despite recording 145 new cases, the number of active cases has fallen to 7,351- as 297 patients have recovered within the last 24 hours.

There are now 72,653 people fully vaccinated against the virus, with 211,363 already receiving their first shot.

Hospital occupancy remains at 401.

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.