GOOD NEWS FOR MONTSERRAT: ANOTHER FOUR (4) INDIVIDUALS HAVE TOTALLY RECOVERED FROM COVID-19, BRINGING THE TOTAL RECOVERIES NOW TO SIX (6); WHILE THE NUMBER OF ACTIVE CASES HAS DECLINED TO THREE (3).

by Shirlian Queeley
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The recoveries decrease Montserrat’s active COVID-19 cases from seven (7) to three (3). The three (3) active cases remain in home isolation and are anticipated to also make a full recovery.

The Montserrat Ministry of Health and Social Services has confirmed the full recovery of an additional four (4) patients from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday, May 1st, 2020.

Even as the number of active cases and new infections decreases, the Ministry of Health and Social Services continues to build its capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among several initiatives, health officials have indicated that they have increased their stock of personal protective equipment for staff; work has started on the renovations for an expanded isolation ward and efforts continues to build the Glendon Hospital Laboratory’s capacity to carry out testing of the disease on the island.

Given the uncertainty of the future of COVID-19, these necessary measures will ensure the Ministry of Health and Social Services can improve its efficiency and response, should the island face a long term future with COVID-19.

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