The following is an update since the press release of Monday, August 16th. An additional 16 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. They are as follows:
All persons are under isolation and contact tracing and investigations are ongoing. However, there have been increasing instances of persons having flu-like symptoms that have still reported to work, who have subsequently tested positive. It is of paramount importance for any persons experiencing symptoms compatible with COVID-19 such as flu-like symptoms, cough, fever, sore throat, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell… to isolate immediately and call the Ministry’s hotlines 476-7627, that is 476 SOAP or 584-4263, that is 584-HAND. Out of an abundance of caution, persons experiencing these symptoms should not report to work until cleared to do so by the Ministry of Health.
Any persons who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should also call the Ministry’s hotlines 476-7627, that is 476 SOAP or 584-4263, that is 584-HAND.
Further to the wearing of masks in indoor public spaces, persons in intergenerational households and households with unvaccinated persons should consider mask wearing inside the homes in addition to hygienic precautions.
At the time of writing, the total number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020 is 154 of which 22 are active at this time.
The Ministry of Health reminds the public to continue practicing hygienic measures to protect against COVID-19. These include
Questions or concerns can be directed to the Ministry’s hotlines at 476-7627, that is 476 SOAP or 584-4263, that is 584-HAND. The Ministry of Health will continue to provide timely updates through our media partners, our official Facebook page or at www.beatcovid19.ai.
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