Vaccination numbers continue to increase and are nearing 35,000, which Prime Minister Gaston Browne claims is the highest rate in the OECS region.
Health officials say that 34,883 people have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, while 23,844 persons have been administered their second dose.
Additionally, the Ministry of Health is reporting that there were no new COVID-19 infections for several consecutive days last week. Seventy-eight samples were processed last Thursday, June 10, at the Mount St. John Medical Centre and all yielded negative results.
However, with the total number of lab-confirmed cases remaining at 1,263, there are three active cases of the virus.
None of the active cases has been hospitalized, but all remain in isolation and are recovering, officials say.
Officials are warning residents not to become complacent and to continue following the established protocols – including social distancing, wearing of masks, and hand sanitizing. These rules also apply to persons who have been vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the Government has offered a number of incentives to induce vaccine-hesitant residents to take the jab, and it says these have been successful.
The latest incentive is a $20,000 raffle from which $5,000 will be drawn weekly, commencing this Friday.