MONTSERRAT: The Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) of MONTSERRAT has provided an update on the COVID-19 pandemic. It stated that during the period from 12:01 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022, to 12:00 noon Thursday, May 19, 2022, a total of 25 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded (11 on Wednesday and 14 on Thursday). Twenty-four of the cases were locally transmitted and one imported.
The Ministry also recorded 99 recoveries during the reporting period. Therefore, the total number of active cases on Montserrat is 230.
Five hundred sixty persons are in quarantine, and six persons have been hospitalised.
The government has also reminded the people that the COVID-19 can be severe and lead to long-lasting complications or death. All the residents have therefore taken all the measures related to the novel coronavirus to protect themselves from the virus.
They have advised the people of the country to practise every protocol of the country, such as good hand hygiene, wearing face coverings in public spaces, and adhering to quarantine and isolation protocols. It also urged the people of the country to get vaccinated against the viral infection of the novel coronavirus so that they could effectively respond to the deadly pandemic.
Additionally, people infected should seek medical attention at the earliest signs of severe symptoms such as shortness of breath or difficulty breathing and chest pains; by contacting the Flu Hotline at 496.7437 or 493.4755.