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COVID-19: Saint Lucia Records 3 More Deaths, 464 New Cases

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Press Release:– Today Friday January 14, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 464 new cases of COVID-19.

These samples were processed on Thursday January 13, 2022 at the Ezra Long Laboratory and Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited from a total of 835 samples, which were collected on January 12, 2022 and January 13, 2022.

This number of positive cases makes up 55.57% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 16, 969.

The Ministry of Health also reports three new COVID-19 deaths. To date, the total number
of COVID-19 deaths in country is 242 and the total number of COVID-19 related deaths is
72.

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COVID-19 death #240 is a 91 year old female from the Dennery district. COVID-19 death
#241 is a 90 year old male from the Dennery district. COVID-19 death #242 is a 57 year old male from the Castries district.

These deaths occurred during the period January 7, 2022 to January 14, 2022. The Ministry
of Health extends condolences to the families and loved ones of these individuals.

The Ministry of Health notes that despite the current increase in COVID-19 cases, there has
not been an increase in hospitalization or death at the Respiratory Hospital.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 92 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.
This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 2, 867. Currently, there are 23
positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital, of which one of these active cases is in critical care and four of them are severely ill.

To date, a total of 50, 350 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 6, 095 are partially vaccinated and 5, 248 have received their booster shot.

Vaccination will resume tomorrow Saturday January 15, 2022 at the Vigie Sports Complex and the Vieux-Fort Wellness Centre from 9am to 2pm.

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

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19 COMMENTS

  1. Manager of Pfizer said investment in Pfizer is three hundred thousand billions Euros 💶 has been invested and sooner life will come back to normal 😃😃😃
    And out of the ninety percent of the population vaccinated in France Métropole refuse the third dose, while Castnex is already speaking on fourth dose and health minster said that the vaccine is not efficacité for Omicron, deltamicron etc etc.
    So the game must continue !
    Play to win !
    Is that the riche will always be riche and the poor will always be poorer ?

  2. Since when St.Lucia has kept accurate record of any thing there is something bigger behind all that record keeping .

  3. Please stop the crap, life must go on that is just a strategy to keep the unvaccinated on a guilt trip. Do we shut down open up shut down open up every time there is rise , the time for this nonsense is long gone

  4. All sorts of protocol changes but let hundreds of children congregate in most schools…. I must say that this administration is reflambeauing the people with their terrible pandemic decisions. Obviously the laptops are unavailable

  5. CJ why are you worried? I’m not vaxxed and I’m not. Unless you and your people have existing health issues including obesity you should stop letting fear kill you.

  6. cj is ppl like u all that discriminating against us….u and u all leaders……u all re vaxxed and shudnt be worried…as the world sees it u all are safe……..and looking at us like we are the problem…

    ohhh well…take care………..

  7. Please do something to stop this, I am very frightened for my family, two of whom are high risk. We are all vaccinated but still worried, It is true, as in other countries unless the leadership stands up and does something the country will shut down by itself anyway. I agree with “Time for Decisive Leadership” a two week break could help control this.

  8. St.Lucians are very Stubborn When it comes to the Corona Virus they Refuse to adhere to the protocols.The Pm.Minister of Health.Cmo and Chief Medical Doctor have to Implement Stiffer Protocols .Too much Parties behind Close Doors .The Rum Drinking Facalities over Crowded whats really happening

  9. The infection rate was 47% yesterday. It is 55% today. Do not let the numbers fool you. More people were found to be Covid positive today as compared to yesterday.

  10. i will say it here…the children are getting sick now…..there are low numbers in the schools…….alot of parents are leaving the children home…..do ur research if u dont believe me…but this is crazy….

    we have a hypocritical system….

  11. The leaders seem clueless and gutless!!! Instead of taking steps to put out the raging inferno that’s about to gobble up Helen, they seem to have taken the laissez-faire approach hoping that the fire will just burn itself out. Yes, the fire may very well burn itself out, but so will the lived and livelihood of many! Saint Lucia will take years to climb out of the hell hole Omicron has dug with its pitchfork for this country! Listen, leaders of Saint Lucia: A Positivity Rate of 55% spells disaster!!! Why are the schools open??? Why don’t we have some real measures in place to curtail the movement of the majority of people for two to three weeks so that we can change the tragic trajectory we are on at this time??? I can’t believe that a country that has produced two Nobel Laureates is sitting back and watching the country go down in the Omicron flames!

  12. This is what happens when those in position don’t think for themselves and just follow the lead of more developed nations. Little do they know that those decisions taken by those nations are politically driven, seeking to assert their influence globally. 450 plus cases? How is the quarantine of unvaccinated individuals working? Has this slowed the spread? Do they know that the majority of new infections in developed nations are vaccinated individuals? Yet they have untethered access when they visit.
    The assault on the unvaccinated continues. What will be the next excuse?
    Let us face the facts and address the elephant in the room. The vaccine does not prevent you from getting infected or spreading Covid. Do away with these discriminatory policies and get on with life.

  13. What kind of leadership is this? We should be tightening the protocols, reducing activies for at least the next two weeks to help flatten the spread. Note I never said shut down the country or economy. At the present rate with employees going on medical leave by the hundreds, the country might just shut down by itself. Something needs to be done to lessen the impact. Start the confinement hours at about 6 or even 5:00 for at least the next two weeks. Close schools for a similar period just let persons that have no business being out stay in. Something has to be done quickly or we may be facing a crisis never seen before. I’m very concerned with the almost 3000 active cases who are not hospitalized cause I know that about 80% of them go about like its business as usual. One who recently died and was supposed to be on home quarantine was out in the public playing dominos 3 nights before his death. We are a careless, reckless, stubborn people and measures must be in place or else we will continue to fail.

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