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St Elizabeth coming under COVID ‘siege’

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St Elizabeth coming under COVID ‘siege’

Parish manager for the St Elizabeth Health Department, Sean Brissett, believes that the spike is linked to the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

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On January 1, there were 32 persons in quarantine or isolation at home, Brissett said, but that number has ballooned to 625. Of that number, 382 are confirmed infections while 243 are contact-to-confirm cases.

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Brissett disclosed that health workers at primary-care facilities have had to be reassigned to monitor the cases. There are more than 700 healthcare workers manning the Black River Hospital and health centres across the parish.

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“Primary care is currently under siege because as members of staff, they have to be assigned to monitoring these patients,” Brissett told The Gleaner Thursday

Mounting coronavirus infections are worrying health-sector administrators in St Elizabeth, but lower-than-average hospitalisations have given succour to western officials amid a wider bed crisis nationally.

Parish manager for the St Elizabeth Health Department, Sean Brissett, believes that the spike is linked to the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

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On January 1, there were 32 persons in quarantine or isolation at home, Brissett said, but that number has ballooned to 625. Of that number, 382 are confirmed infections while 243 are contact-to-confirm cases.

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Brissett disclosed that health workers at primary-care facilities have had to be reassigned to monitor the cases. There are more than 700 healthcare workers manning the Black River Hospital and health centres across the parish.

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“Primary care is currently under siege because as members of staff, they have to be assigned to monitoring these patients,” Brissett told The Gleaner Thursday.

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