And, apart from trying to steer clear of monkeypox, the nation is still battling against the Covid-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Health and Wellness reports one hundred and thirty-eight news cases, with a positivity rate of seventeen point nine percent. Fortunately, no new deaths have been recorded. Five persons are hospitalized. Dr. Diaz-Musa says that while the numbers vary, the situation has remained stable and manageable overall.
Dr. Melissa Diaz-Musa, Director of Public Health & Wellness: “The COVID situation remains more or less the same. We have numbers daily averaging from 150 – 200, 250. Remember the positivity rate is based on the number of tests that are being done. So we do, yesterday, the positivity rate was 18.9% with 185 new cases. We’re working with COVAX and as well bilaterally with other countries to try to procure some more of the Pfizer adult vaccines so that we can restart the booster campaign and even for persons who have not been vaccinated as yet as well.”
Dr. Diaz-Musa says that the ministry is working on procuring a shipment of Pfizer vaccines for adults.