MORE GOOD NEWS FOR MONTSERRAT: ANOTHER TWO (2) INDIVIDUALS HAVE TOTALLY RECOVERED FROM COVID-19, BRINGING THE TOTAL RECOVERIES NOW TO SIX (8); WHILE THE NUMBER OF ACTIVE CASES HAS DECLINED TO ONE (1) – GOD ALMIGHTY IS COMPASSIONATE AND GRACIOUS

by Shirlian Queeley

The Montserrat Ministry of Health and Social Services announced on Friday, May 8th, 2020, the full recovery of two more patients from the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and no new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

This week the Ministry investigated one suspected case of the disease and results from the CARPHA reference laboratory have confirmed that the sample is negative for COVID-19. The laboratory also confirmed the full recovery of two of the island’s previously confirmed cases. This brings the total recovered to eight (8) and active cases of COVID- 19 now stand at one (1).

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Officials from the Ministry also indicate that the number of persons reporting flu-like symptoms continues to decrease. But, while the evidence of containment continues to grow, the Ministry is cautioning residents to remain faithful in practicing good hygiene.

“The hygienic practices of hand-washing and disinfection emphasized throughout this pandemic are the hallmarks of infection control and will continue to protect the island not just from a resurgence of community spread of COVID-19 but from a host of other infectious diseases,” stated Ministry of Health officials.

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