The Ministry of Health is reporting another 24 lab-confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus, which have pushed the country’s active infections to over 100.
To be exact, there are now 101 active cases – up from 88 on Sunday, August 15 – bringing the total number of infections to 1,421.
Health officials say the newest cases were realized from 197 samples tested at the Mount St. John Medical Centre as of Tuesday, August 16. Nine of the cases were recorded on Sunday, August 15, and 15 on Monday, August 16.
The Epidemiology Unit within the Health Ministry is still in the process of determining whether these new cases are imported or not. “Once the investigation is completed, the information will be given in a subsequent publication,” the Ministry advises in a press release.
Meanwhile, of the 19 cases published on the dashboard for Sunday, August 15, 15 were non-imported and four imported.
There have been 11 recovered cases, increasing that total to 1,277.
Health officials say there are nine hospitalized cases, six being considered mild, one moderate, and two severe.
Incidentally, in comparison to this country’s statistics, Grenada is now up to 188 confirmed virus cases, while Dominica recorded its very first COVID-19 death yesterday, August 17.
In the meantime, Antigua and Barbuda has fully vaccinated 32,248 people, while 6,938 have received their first dose.