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Jan 4, 2021

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Almost 11K

Six additional COVID-19 deaths were recorded on the final day of 2020 and over the weekend two additional deaths were also reported. Seven new COVID-19 deaths were reported today, bringing the total of COVID-19 deaths to two hundred and fifty-seven. The Ministry of Health and Wellness says that although seven deaths are being reported today, only three deaths were in 2021. The four other deaths occurred in December.  The number of confirmed cases is at ten thousand, nine hundred and thirty.  Of that number, five hundred and eighty-seven cases remain active. The Ministry of Health and Wellness is reminding the public to follow the Public Health advice and adhere to the Isolation/Quarantine guidelines if you test positive. Principal Public Health Inspector at the Ministry, John Bodden challenged members of the public to do what they can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

 

John Bodden

John Bodden, Principal Public Health Inspector, M.O.H.W.

“I want to remind you to consider the public health measures which are the gold standards to preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We must always remember to one, wear your mask and ensure it covers your mouth and nose to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and others. In wearing the mask you will protect your family and others. Two, stay socially distance. COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are within six feet of one and another for a prolong period. At least fifteen minutes. Remember the virus transmission can occur when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks which releases droplets from the mouth or nose into the air. Three, keep washing your hands. Proper washing of hands remains a keep step to prevent COVID-19 infections. You must wash your hands with soap often, and especially after you have been in a public place or have blown you nose, cough or sneeze.”


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