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COVID-19: Housing Estate From La Valette To Bambous Declared Red Zone

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Following the detection of cases in the community at La Valette, the High-Level Committee on COVID-19 has taken the decision to declare the Housing Estate from La Valette to Bambous as a Red Zone area. The decision took effect as from 06 00hrs this morning.

2 611 PCR tests were conducted by the Ministry of Health and Wellness in the evening and the results are as follows:

– Three cases were detected in COVID-19 Testing Centres. The persons reside at Pointe aux Sables, l’Amitié and Lallmatie. Two of these cases are still under investigation.

– Seven patients were identified positive in ongoing Contact Tracing exercises. They are residents of Highlands (2), Plaine des Papayes (1), La Valette (1), D’Epinay (2) and St Julien (1).

– Two cases were detected during a screening exercise in La Valette, Bambous.

– One case was detected on Day 7 in quarantine.

One patient who was admitted to a treatment centre and tested positive to COVID-19 passed away in the evening. The main cause of death was attributed to a medical condition other than COVID-19.

609 patients considered cured have returned home.

Latest figures on COVID-19 since 05 March 2021:

598 cases recorded following Contact Tracing and sampling in COVID-19 Testing Centres.

171 cases registered in quarantine (negative patients on admission).

39 cases recorded following targeted screening.

8 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

The number of active cases at the local level stands at 183.

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