77 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded since the last update bringing the total number of cases recorded in Seychelles to 1987. Of the new cases, 29 samples were taken on 12th February, and 48 are samples of 13th February
2 are foreigners and 75 are Seychellois. Of the 444 currently active cases, 33 are on Praslin, 30 on La Digue and the remaining on Mahe.
49 cases (5 Foreigners and 44 Seychellois) met discharge criteria today and have been discharged into convalescence.
The Ministry of Health recorded another COVID-19 related death. The 75 year old man was admitted at the Isolation Centre at the Family Hospital on the 2nd of February 2021 and died yesterday.
• Wear a mask in public places and where physical distancing cannot be maintained
• Practise hand hygiene regularly
• Avoid gatherings and crowds
• Avoid sharing objects
• Practise physical distancing of more than 1 metre
Under new guidelines issued by the Public Health Authority, no COVID-19 screening tests is needed for persons placed under home quarantine during or upon completion of the quarantine period. Testing may be recommended for persons who develop symptoms of the infection. All persons placed under home quarantine who develop symptoms are advised to visit the special stations at Glacis Health Centre, Baie Lazare Health Centre and Mont Fleuri Health Centre. The home quarantine period should be completed for 14 days, from arrival in Seychelles or last contact with a positive case of COVID-19. A certificate of quarantine will be presented at the end of the quarantine period.
Anyone with symptoms related to COVID-19 are asked to report to special stations at Glacis Health Centre, Baie Lazare Health Centre and Mont Fleuri Health Centre between 8am-12pm and 1pm-2pm. People who use these health centres for regular consultations, should go to their regional centres.