COVID-19: Saint Lucia Records 7 New Cases, 70 Recoveries

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Press Release:-  Today Monday February 22, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 7 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.

These results are from a batch of 91 samples taken on February 16, February 19 and February 20, 2021.

These samples were processed on February 20, 2021.

Today confirmation was also received of the recovery of 70 individuals diagnosed with
COVID-19.

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This brings the total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 365.

Two of the active cases presently require critical care at the Respiratory
Hospital.

All of the seven cases were seen at various community respiratory clinics where they were
assessed and tested for COVID-19.

They were each placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting the return of their test results.

Arrangements have been made for the placement of these individuals into isolation.

The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.

The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 3142.

It is important to be mindful to continue behaving in ways that reduce our exposure to the
COVID-19 virus.

We need to continue practicing the infection prevention and control guidelines of hand hygiene, use of a face mask in public covering the mouth, nose and chin, maintaining a distance from others and use a bleach solution to sanitize frequently touched surfaces and frequently handled objects.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, keep away from others and seek medical care at your closest community respiratory clinic.

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

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