With a lockdown remaining in place with two medical teams on the ground, a total of 41 persons who were tested positive for Coronavirus in the indigenous community of St. Cuthbert’s Mission have recovered from the disease.
More than 200 other residents remain in isolation.
The Mahaica River village started to see a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases two weeks ago. Within a few days, the number of cases jumped to more than 100, forcing Health Officials to order a complete lockdown of the community and put a medical team in place.
Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony today said most of the cases at St. Cuthbert’s Mission are without symptoms. He noted that additional tests are still being done in the village with just over 1500 persons.
“The numbers will go down slightly but we will still have a number of cases as we continue to test. We are going to monitor, we have our team there and we will make sure that if anybody develops any symptoms, we will move them to the hospital”, Dr. Anthony said.
A total of 239 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the past two weeks in the village of St. Cuthbert’s Mission.
As part of the lockdown measures, the Ministry of Health’s team that is now based there has been walking around from door to door to probe possible other cases.
The Health Minister said the medical team posted in St. Cuthbert’s Mission is well equipped to deal with the situation there. The team will remain in place until the lockdown is over.
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