COVID-19: Saint Lucia Records 19 New Cases

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Press Release:– Today Monday May 10, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 19 new cases of COVID-19. This is from a total of 244 samples taken during the period May 6, 2021 to May 8, 2021.

These samples were processed on May 8, 2021 and May 9, 2021.

 On May 8, 2021, a total of 158 samples with 16 positives
 On May 9, 2021, a total of 86 samples with 3 positives

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 17 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 149.

Presently, two of the active cases are requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.

The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date
to 4690.

As of May 8, 2021 a total of 25, 248 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 13, 581 individuals have received the second dose.

Tomorrow Tuesday, May 11, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Daren Sammy Cricket Grounds,

Phillip Marcellin Grounds and the Jacmel Wellness Centre.

The COVID-19 vaccination drive will cater to the general population for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as well 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.

As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic and win this fight, the Ministry of Health reminds everyone of the importance of 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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