On Saturday, Saint Lucia received confirmation of 283 new cases of COVID-19, processed the previous day from 764 samples, the Ministry of Health, Wellness, and Elderly Affairs says.
According to the Ministry, 653 samples were from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 111 from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited, collected on January 20, 2022, and January 21, 2022.
A Ministry release said the number of positive cases made up 37.04% of all the samples processed on that date and brought the total number of patients diagnosed in the country so far to 19 468.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 199 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the number of active cases to date to 4 281.
In addition, currently, there are 43 positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital, of which four of them are severely ill.
To date 50, 886 individuals have received full vaccination while another 6 036 are partially vaccinated and 5 860have received their booster shot.
Vaccination will resume on Monday, January 24, 2022, at the Vigie Sports Complex and the Soufriere Hospital from 9 am to 4 pm.