Health official assures of data transparency and integrity


    Epidemiologist Dr Avery Hinds assures that all COVID-19 data is transparent and complete.

    There was criticism this week after the Health Ministry acknowledged an error in one of its daily updates regarding the total number of COVID-19 tests done.

    During today’s Health Briefing, Dr Hinds said that data is collected under the mandate of the Health Ministry and is done so with integrity by health professionals.

    Dr Hinds meanwhile has confirmed the donation of two field hospitals by the US Government.

    These, he adds, have the capacity to deal with ICU and HDU patients and will be used when necessary.

    Dr Hinds also stated that labs are continuing to process information to determine which strains of COVID-19 are responsible for recent COVID-19 related deaths.

    Dr Hinds is the Director of the Epidemiology Division at the Ministry of Health.