COVID-19: 18 New Cases Recorded In Saint Lucia

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Press Release:–  The Ministry of Health and Wellness late Saturday May 29, 2021 received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 18 new cases of COVID-19.

This is from a total of 269 samples taken during the period May 25, 2021 to May 27, 2021.

These samples were processed on May 27, 2021.

All of these individuals were seen at various community respiratory clinics where they were
assessed and tested for COVID-19.

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In-keeping with the national COVID-19 testing protocol, they were placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting receipt of their COVID-19 test results.

Arrangements have since been made to place these newly diagnosed individuals in isolation.

The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 21 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 179.

Presently, one of the active cases is requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.

The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 5053.

As of May 29, 2021 a total of 28, 118 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 18, 653 individuals have received the second dose.

The COVID-19 vaccination drive continues next week and will cater to the general population for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine.

The Ministry of Health encourages all to get vaccinated to protect themselves, family, loved ones and others from the COVID-19 virus.

Let us all continue practicing the infection prevention and control measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

– Wash your hands frequently using soap and flowing water
– Wear a mask in public places and ensure it covers the mouth, chin and nose
– Maintain a physical distance from others
– Use a bleach solution to sanitize frequently touched surfaces and frequently handled
objects
– Avoid contact with other people who have flu-like symptoms
– If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, keep away from others and seek medical care

The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing updates to the public as new
information becomes available.

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