COVID-19 Update (Image)
COVID-19 Update (Image)

Dominica COVID Report 7 February to Friday 11 February 2022

Date; Number of New Cases; Total Active Cases; Total Covid related Deaths

Monday, 7 February 153 924 53

Tuesday, 8 February ---- ---- ----

Wednesday, 9 February 121 1030 53

Thursday, 10 February 103 1107 53

Friday, 11 February ---- ---- -----

Daily Average new cases: 126

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COVID Update: 116 new cases in St Lucia

On Saturday, February 12, 2022, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirmed a total of 116 new cases of COVID-19.

These samples were processed on Friday, February 11, 2022, from a total of 528 samples of which 425 samples were from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 103 samples from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited. These samples were collected from February 8, 2022, to February 11, 2022. This number of positive cases makes up 18.91% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 22, 048.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 111 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 1, 504. Currently, there are 32 positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital and one of them is severely ill. (Loop News).

How COVID-19 is affecting the globe

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have passed 406 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of confirmed deaths has now passed 5.79 million. More than 10.3 billion vaccination doses have been administered globally, according to Our World in Data.

Australian residents will need to receive booster shots to be considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19. However, authorities have said foreign travelers will continue to only need two jabs to enter the country.

Novavax announced yesterday that its two-dose COVID-19 vaccine was 80% effective against the virus in a late-stage trial with teens aged 12-17 years.

The Dutch government has announced its aim to drop most of its COVID-19 restrictions by the end of February, after record infection levels in recent weeks had only a limited effect on hospital numbers.

Spain has lifted a requirement to wear face masks outside as COVID-19 cases continue to recede from record highs.

The Czech government has ended requirements that required vaccination certificates to enter restaurants and events.

Pfizer's oral COVID-19 drug has been approved by a Japanese Health Ministry committee

The BA.2 subvariant of Omicron is now the dominant COVID-19 variant in South Africa - and has been detected in multiple other African countries - the director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday.

COVID-19 claims 7 more, 382 additional cases recorded in Trinidad and Tobago

Seven more people have succumbed to COVID-19, bringing the overall number of virus-related deaths recorded to 3,526.

The Ministry of Health in its clinical update on Sunday noted that two people without comorbidities were among the fatalities over the last 24 hours.

The patients were three elderly men, one elderly woman and three middle aged men. Comorbidities present in the deceased include: diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, and heart disease.

Of the fatalities recorded four patients had multiple comorbidities, one person had one comorbidity, and the other two people had no known medical conditions.

Meanwhile, 382 additional people have tested positive for COVID-19. These new patients will be processed for admission at the discretion of the CMOHs.

The number of cases reported reflects the samples taken between last Monday and Saturday, and not the last 24 hours.

The latest infections bring the total number of positive cases recorded from March 2020 to present to 120,385. Active cases of the virus are now 21,491, with 20,689 in home self-isolation, 347 patients still hospitalised and 73 people at step-down/transition facilities. The Ministry noted that 83.8 per cent of those being treated for COVID-19 are not fully vaccinated.