Two new cases of COVID-19 bring total to 8, but no advice on improvement to the fight

by Bennette Roach

In a release today from the Government Information Unit we learn that “As of Tuesday, April 7, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on Montserrat has increased to eight.”

While the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) continues to report new cases and tout and encourage, “practice good hygiene, reporting all respiratory symptoms to the St. Peter’s Clinic and continuing to stay indoors,” as practiced and enforced elsewhere (some without a lockdown), they do nothing to advise the small population how to build their immune system to aid the fight against the virus should they come in contact. Neither is there any report that essential business places, are encouraged to do their best to ensure their areas of business are kept sanitised, while ensuring that those come into their places of business, wash their hands, with mats available to clean their shoe soles, before entering the store.

Today the Ministry reports, “six samples were sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency, (CARPHA) Reference Laboratory for testing yesterday Monday, April 6, 2020.”

 MoHSS received results for two (2); “which were returned as two (2) new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID- 19) in Montserrat. The results of the four (4) remaining samples are presently pending. This brings the total number of positives on island to eight (8).”

As at April 7, 2020

Of the two new cases, one individual is in home isolation and doing well. Unfortunately, the Ministry is also reporting that the other individual is hospitalized, and is in severe condition and has been placed on a ventilator to assist with breathing. The other six (6) positive cases remain in home isolation and are doing well. The Ministry will continue to monitor their progress until swabs show no evidence of the COVID- 19 infection.

The release closes saying, “The public is reminded that we can all help in this fight by continuing to practice good hygiene, reporting all respiratory symptoms to the St. Peter’s Clinic and continuing to stay indoors.

“If we continue to work together we can contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”

Meanwhile, see here for publicity of research in China:
http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n18.shtml

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by Bennette Roach

In a release today from the Government Information Unit we learn that “As of Tuesday, April 7, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on Montserrat has increased to eight.”

While the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) continues to report new cases and tout and encourage, “practice good hygiene, reporting all respiratory symptoms to the St. Peter’s Clinic and continuing to stay indoors,” as practiced and enforced elsewhere (some without a lockdown), they do nothing to advise the small population how to build their immune system to aid the fight against the virus should they come in contact. Neither is there any report that essential business places, are encouraged to do their best to ensure their areas of business are kept sanitised, while ensuring that those come into their places of business, wash their hands, with mats available to clean their shoe soles, before entering the store.

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Today the Ministry reports, “six samples were sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency, (CARPHA) Reference Laboratory for testing yesterday Monday, April 6, 2020.”

 MoHSS received results for two (2); “which were returned as two (2) new positive cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID- 19) in Montserrat. The results of the four (4) remaining samples are presently pending. This brings the total number of positives on island to eight (8).”

As at April 7, 2020

Of the two new cases, one individual is in home isolation and doing well. Unfortunately, the Ministry is also reporting that the other individual is hospitalized, and is in severe condition and has been placed on a ventilator to assist with breathing. The other six (6) positive cases remain in home isolation and are doing well. The Ministry will continue to monitor their progress until swabs show no evidence of the COVID- 19 infection.

The release closes saying, “The public is reminded that we can all help in this fight by continuing to practice good hygiene, reporting all respiratory symptoms to the St. Peter’s Clinic and continuing to stay indoors.

“If we continue to work together we can contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”

Meanwhile, see here for publicity of research in China:
http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n18.shtml