The Ministry of Health and Wellness Sunday announced confirmation of 9 new cases of COVID-19 from a batch of 126 samples taken from June 24 to June 26.
According to a Ministry release, the samples were all processed on Saturday, June 26.
“These newly diagnosed individuals were seen at various community respiratory clinics, where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19. In keeping with the national COVID-19 testing protocol, they were each placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting receipt of their COVID-19 test results,” the release stated.
It disclosed that arrangements have since been made to place them in isolation and the contact tracing for the newly diagnosed individuals is underway.
The new patients bring to 88, the number of active cases in Saint Lucia.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness said the patients are all doing well and none of them have had to be placed in the intensive care unit.
The total number of cases diagnosed in country is now 5278.
And as of noon on Sunday, June 27, a total of 30,623 individuals had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 21,732 of those had also received the second dose.
The Ministry has reminded the public that it is critical that they continue practicing the infection prevention and control measures to minimise the spread of COVID-19.