Wednesday, August 10, 2022

COVID-19: Saint Lucia Records 426 New Cases

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Press Release:- The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs today Wednesday January 12, 2022 received confirmation of a total of 426 new cases of COVID-19.

These samples were processed on Tuesday January 11, 2022 at the Ezra Long Laboratory and Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited from a total of 902 samples, which were collected from January 8, 2022 to January 11, 2022.

This number of positive cases makes up 47.23% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 15, 937.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 97 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 2, 000. Currently, there are 25 positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital, of which one of these active cases is in critical care and three of them are severely ill.

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To date, a total of 50, 224 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 6, 100 are partially vaccinated and 5, 067 have received their booster shot.

Vaccination will resume tomorrow Thursday January 13, 2022 at the Vieux-Fort RC Parish Hall, Tapion Hospital and the Monchy Wellness Centre from 9am to 4pm.

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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36 COMMENTS

  1. If schools are safe, then shut down the entire country and we all go to school…. just a thought.

  2. Name anywhere in the world, including the most vaccinated, where there is not a spike ! Israel, US, UK, Australia, Canada, Martinique, to name a few. Stop the the game !

  3. Mr minister please clear the air on your priorities…implement protocols that can help curb the spike…confinement..confinement God damn it can’t yall see it’s not working empower the people with some hard but the best decisions to save lives…that’s putting people first…they will hate you just like y’all made us hate chas but do you have what it takes looks like Mary isaac has more balls than you #my country needs help

  4. Die Nig’jers die! You playing right into hands of supremist’s No need for them to try to kill you. You stupid enough to kill youself. Don’t get vaccinated. You don’t care, they love it!

  5. House negro ?? A black man walked down the road and got robbed by another black man, the victim said the white man caused this.

  6. A government is there to make the best possible decisions for the betterment of the country. Omicron started spiking in South Africa at the beginning of November so everyone had almost two months to start planning and come up with something comprehensive. Its very arrogant and foolish to think Omicron wouldn’t get here eventually. There should have been a more strict curfew and only immediate family members should have been encouraged to celebrate the season in small groups not house to house. A few strict curfew weeks could have made a big difference in what is happening right now.

  7. @ Marcus Dubois, I feel sooooo sorry for you that your desperate attempt to make the government look good that you actually made it look so bad. You say “People wanted the restrictions relaxed for the festive season. This came with a price.” But isn’t that what leadership is suppose to prevent? A really leader would note that the people want the restrictions relaxed but knowing that this comes “with a price” would refuse to do it and guide the meaning meaningful. Leadership is about leading. It is not about bowing to the whims and fancies of the people being led , especially when you know that the decision comes with a high price. Poor jab @ Marcus Dubois, you tried.

  8. The kids should not be going to school they are super spreaders – I know one school near Marigot where they have an outbreak and they are trying to keep it quiet.

  9. So many people not wearing masks, big men scared of a small prick. Please people do your homework and realise that if this does not kill you then the economic effects of it will. This country is bottom of the food chain, we are going to suffer big time.

  10. The s—t has finally hit the fan! Take cover, because s–t will be raining down left, right, center – all over – and for a very long time! Prepare yourselves for a very rough landing, after which many Lucians will be wading through knee-high s—t!

  11. Whether you die from Covid19 or not, I know many people who have had Covid19 and months later still have issues breathing and chest pains, you all want to enjoy life and party regardless of the circumstances then enjoy the consequences as well. Truth is that the SLP for the last two years have been complaining about the former government actions when it came to Covid19 but now they are in power they can’t do anything intelligent. Their first action was to push their mouths in the Covid19 mandate when all they should have done was keep quiet and work. Soon after that there was a spike in July and they started begging people to take the vaccine. Their actions have already said its the peoples responsibility to take care of Covid19 so when the ship sinks its your fault.

  12. I keep reading how badly the leadership is handling covid 19 , they are not putting rules they are not doing anything please what nonsense. All these protocols vaccines there are. Are you ppl brainless someone has to be responsible for you , you cannot be responsible for yourself. What the hell is wrong with these ignorant ppl I swear more and more I am getting to just be unable to withstand the nonsense ppl write. “The government, the government, pjp pjp” what ass is this. You sick stay at your home, you sick go get tested, social distance wear your damn mask and those who want to get vaccinated get vaccinated. Stop talking in ppl face wear your damn mask M&C have boxes of 50 mask at $15 so does S&S ,so what is the problem are you babies someone has to hold your hand to get you to comply. Shit.

  13. THE ONLY WAY LUCIA CAN HAVE SO MANY NUMBERS IS BECAUSE OF OMICRON, THEY JUST NOT TELLING YALL SO YALL WILL NOT PANIC AND MAKE THINGS WORSE. BUT ITS TIME TO TELL LUCIANS. SO THEY CAN TAKE IT SERIOUS, THEY WILL DIE IN LARGE AMOUNTS , GO GET VACCINATED PLEASE. IN FRANCE THERE IS A NEW VARIANT CALLES….IHU….THIS IS NO JOKE.

  14. stop the blame game and focus on reality, everyone knows that the PCR test cannot detect neither covid nor a flu, nada. if persons don’t get tested there won’t be any cases. anyone can make up data, who knows if those numbers are true. It is all part of fearmongering to scare the masses to get inoculated with an experimental gene therapy that is still in clinical trials doing more harm than good. if the people in power were true to themselves and the people they serve ,they would say exactly what we need know.

  15. It hurts me so badly to see how my Country’s leadership is handling this Pandemic. At this point I convinced that the approach is do as you please. Just imagining having a three years old at home with a baby sister. Would you allow the 3yrs old to roam the kitchen with a hot pot of boiling water on the stove top? I’m not calling my fellow St.Lucian children but the so called leaders, please lead.

  16. When you have a square pegs in round holes government what do you expect? He liar and his boy at the forefront of the tourism industry are clueless as ever, the pm is just happy to say the little black boy from Marchand made it flexing his muscles putting his turncoat uwp boy at the helm of covid management without a clue, moosa just floating around like an arrogant butterfly refusing to revamp that health ministry with their clueless technocrats who have continued to mismanage this pandemic…this country sorely lacks leadership. This is what happens when a government turns on its supporters the minute they get what they want from them and start eating with people they didn’t starve with. SLP has the habit of pushing their own people to the back … check the horns! Your base has retreated and your people can no longer be bothered to protect the victory because no one is protecting their livelihoods and they feel betrayed. Hee haw.

  17. President Macron did threaten to piss off the anti vaxxers, so I wondered how that would pun out:

    Nous allons vous piss off
    Nous vous allons piss off
    Allons nous vous piss off
    Allons nous piss off vous
    Piss off vous nous allons
    Nous piss off vous allons
    Vous piss off nous allons
    Piss off nous allons vous
    Vous nous allons piss off
    Où bien
    Piss nous vous allons off….

    Then it donned on me…pissing off works both ways …

  18. Theres nothing in place tp Combat that Deadly Virus .Its every Citizen Doing what they feel like.Crime is also out of Control

  19. It’s sad that our school children are at risk to contracting this deadly contagious virus. Does the Ministry of education cares, does the COM cares? How comes we parents are never included in the stakeholders meetings in deciding on the resumption of schools for this term. I think the children need a voice to speak on their behalf. Where is the NYC. Why are they so silent. We need more solid protocols in place.

  20. Stop criticizing the government for the spike in covid. People wanted the restrictions relaxed for the festive season. This came with a price.The justification probably was based on the low positivity rate in November and December. However, the fight against covid starts with people assuming personal responsibility for their health and safety in these critical times. The protocols are effective in mitigating the virus spread. Also there are vaccines available at no cost to St.Lucians. The vaccines reduce hospitalization and death. We cannot afford to shutdown the economy and schools. Our students have missed too much learning. The schools need to be made safe for our children because they don’t need to be at home unsupervised or roaming the streets.

  21. And out of the 2000 active cases 1975 are out there roaming and infecting others. No government mandatory quarantine. Do as you please free up society.

  22. Well bravo the PJP and his Ministers. You all got what you all wanted – keep the country open so people can fete till 1 a.m., let covid numbers rise so that you all can push vaccination. Well done.

  23. Let Lucians blame the government and everybody else still and continue not take personal responsibility and see if it’snot underneath the pit we reaching.People have the capability to make the right choices and do what needs to be done i.e. social distance wear masks, sanitize and stop participating in mass gatherings but they choose not to… If you find the protocols are too lenient simply do what needs to be done…stop complaining and blaming and just do the right thing!

  24. Hardly anyone is dying from the new strain whether vaccinated or not. When it comes to survival, every man for himself. I do what works for me, and that is to stay away from humans as much as I can. My only connections are those that are absolutely necessary.

  25. I have not posted in months because of that nonsense. I’m back for the first time since and you are subjecting me to that same shit. Post my comment.

  26. Why are our children, our future at school being exposed to these high numbers. The Minister and Ministry of Education know that more than half the schools on island are greatly and adversely affected by COVID-19 yet they remain open. Is our driver asleep at the wheel or is he so frightening about what are the next steps coming from Helaire, the Pitbull and King Cobra.

  27. Everybody is in each others face with no mask in St Lucia. Check Dominoes Check out KFC at Rodney Bay today look in town central what do you see look on Clark Street what do you see in the rum shops, worst yet in Laborie and Mon Repo ………….all those fellows kicking ball today hayyyyy we are back to normal no mask needed.

  28. PIP gave us the right to fete without impunity and now he and his government want to talk shate about the rise in cases. What did you expect to happen Mr.PIP when you and your Government was busy in Campaign mode aiming to please the public instead of taking example from last year’s results from the previous government handled it? Mr.PIP I would like to nominate you and your Government for donkey of 2021 just for ya’ll handling the countries affairs for the closing of the year. Ya’ll sorry BUNCH OF BLOKES. Let me hear from the idiot SLP HACKS try to spin this one or call people HOUSE SLAVES FOR MASSA CHAS. AT LEAST THE SLAVE MASTER HANDLED IT BETTER AND WOULD HAVE NEVER MADE THE SAME MISTAKE TWICE.

  29. PIP gave us the right to fete without impunity and now he and his government want to talk shate about the rise in cases. What did you expect to happen Mr.PIP when you and your Government was busy in Campaign mode aiming to please the public instead of taking example from last year’s results from the previous government handled it? Mr.PIP I would like to nominate you and your Government for donkey of 2021 just for ya’ll handling the countries affairs for the closing of the year. Ya’ll sorry BUNCH OF BLOKES. Let me hear from the idiot SLP HACKS try to spin this one or call people HOUSE SLAVES FOR MASSA CHAS. AT LEAST THE SLAVE MASTER HANDLED IT BETTER AND WOULD HAVE NEVER MADE THE SAME MISTAKE TWICE.

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