The country’s COVID-19 cases have jumped, again, to double digits. Thirty-nine (39) new lab-confirmed infections were recorded by the Ministry of Health on Saturday, March 20, and released on Monday, March 22.
It was the day before, on Friday, March 19, that the dashboard reported zero cases. Many persons rejoiced on seeing this, and believed it would increase the chances of more restrictions being lifted.
One woman said she hoped that infections would drop to single digits going forward, and that the number of active cases would also be reduced to that level.
However, with the 39 additional cases, the country’s total now stands at 1,072, with 343 of these being active.
Of this latest batch, the Mount St. John Medical Centre processed 99 samples, while the Caribbean Public Health Agency tested 140.
Health officials say that 16 persons have recovered from the virus over the past few days, bringing overall recoveries to 701.
Meanwhile, the number of individuals vaccinated remains at 25,677.

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