COVID-19: Saint Lucia Records 11 New Cases

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Press Release:–  Today Thursday March 25, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 11 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.

These results are from a batch of 94 samples taken during on March 23 to March 24, 2021.

The samples were processed on March 24, 2021.

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

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

The Ministry of Health has since made arrangements to place these individuals in isolation.

The contact tracing for these new cases is currently underway.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 24 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.

This brings the total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 108.

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

The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4172.

Yesterday, March 24, 2021 a total of 292 individuals received the COVID-19 vaccine.

This now brings the total number of individuals who have the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Saint Lucia to date to 20, 963.

The Ministry of Health reminds the public that the COVID-19 vaccination drive for individuals who are homebound due to age, illness or immobility will continue this week,
March 22 to March 26, 2021.

These individuals are encouraged to make an appointment at their nearest Community Wellness Center to receive the vaccine at home.

The Ministry of Health continues to emphasize on the importance of practicing the infection prevention
and control measures to reduce 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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