Wednesday, August 17, 2022

COVID-19: Saint Lucia Records 24 New Cases, 2 More Virus Related Deaths

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Over the course of the Easter weekend, between April 2, 2021 and April 4, 2021 a total
of 270 COVID-19 tests were conducted at the Ezra Long Laboratory.

From these samples, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 24 new cases of COVID-19.

 April 2, 2021: 86 tests conducted with 16 positives
 April 3, 2021: 89 tests conducted with 4 positives
 April 4, 2021: 95 tests conducted with 4 positives

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, healthcare practitioners placed each of these individuals in home quarantine while awaiting the return of their test results.

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

The contact tracing for these newly diagnosed individuals is underway.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 23 individuals bringing the total
number of active cases in country to date to 125.

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 4297.

The Ministry of Health also reports two COVID-19 related deaths bringing the total number
of deaths in country to date to 63.

Death #62 is a 77 year old male from the Castries district with underlying medical illness.

Death #63 is a 69 year old male from the Castries district with underlying medical illness.

This individual was one of the critical patients in care at the Respiratory Hospital.

The Ministry of Health extends condolences to the families and loved ones of these individuals.

As of yesterday March 31, 2021 a total of 22, 554 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Everyone interested in getting vaccinated are encouraged to preregister ahead of time via the online platform https://hmi.govt.lc/ or at the Community Wellness Centre nearest to you.

Every citizen is reminded to continue 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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