Update on Covid-19 cases |14 April 2021
56 new cases
Since the last update of April 12, 2021, the Ministry of Health has detected 56 new Covid-19 cases.
Three cases met discharge criteria yesterday and have been released from isolation.
Everyone is advised to continue to practise the different measures to stop the spread of Covid-19.
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Meanwhile the ministry continues with its vaccination campaign this week with vaccination centres across the country giving second doses of Sinopharm for those who received their first jabs before March 13, 2021 and those who took the first dose of the Covishield first dose on or before March 5, 2021.
It is important to note that the second dose of the Covidshield vaccine can be taken anytime during a four to 12 week window, although studies have shown a higher efficacy rate the longer you wait for your second dose.
The first dose of Covishield is being offered to anyone who is 18 years and above who has not been vaccinated so far. This is meant for Seychellois and all GOP holders with a contract expiring not later than in 3 months’ time.
Up to Saturday, April 10, the Ministry of Health has recorded a total of 43,259 persons who have taken both their first and second dose of vaccine against Covid-19. This represents 62% of the targeted population of 70,000 and 67% of our total population, although these statistics do not account for how many are Seychellois and how many are expatriates.
A total of 65,490 people have received their first jabs which represents 96% of the targeted population and 67% of the population, again with no delineation between the Seychelles population and foreigners.
Breaking down these figures further, the Ministry of Health gave 35,986 first doses and 30,201 second doses of the Sinopharm vaccine, along with 29,504 first doses and 13,058 second doses of the Indian manufactured version of the AstraZeneca vaccine, Covishield.
Fifty-six persons at the North East Point elderly home, which has been a Covid-19 red zone, received their second dose of Covishield during a vaccine drive on April 6.
Elsie Pointe/Ministry of Health press release