COVID-19: Saint Lucia Records Another Death And 117 New Cases

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Today Friday May 27, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs
confirms a total of 117 new cases of COVID-19.

These samples were processed on Thursday May 26, 2022 from a total of 300 samples of which 281 samples were from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 19 samples from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited. These samples were collected on May 25, 2022 and May 26, 2022.

This number of positive cases makes up 39% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 25, 538.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 118 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 859.

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Currently, there are twenty five positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital, of which one is critically ill.

The Ministry of Health also reports one new COVID-19 death. To date, the total number
of COVID-19 deaths in country is 277 and the total number of COVID-19 related deaths
is 94.

COVID-19 death #277 is a 79 year old female from the Castries district who passed
away on May 19, 2022. The Ministry of Health extends condolences to the family and
loved ones of this individual.

To date, a total of 53, 934 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 5, 348 are
partially vaccinated and 7, 454 have received their booster shot.

Vaccination will take place tomorrow Saturday May 28, 2022 at various Wellness Centres as
per the published COVID-19 vaccination schedule.

Vaccination will be available from 9am to 12noon.

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

Source: Ministry of Health, Wellness & Elderly Affairs

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  1. Some of the comments on this article regarding the passing of an elderly person is just heartless. This world has lost all of its compassion and empathy. There are few who still have it but the majority are being reduced to their basest selves. Keep holding the light those who care about all our humans not just those we deem young, healthy and productive.

  2. What heartless people you are. Imagine your own parents or grandparents dying that way if you possibly can. Imagine yourself when you’re older dying that way. But I doubt you’d be capable of putting yourself in the place of the “other”. Inconsiderate and selfish. AND plenty of people in St Lucia live to very old age, 90s and even to 100! And you think it’s ok for people in their 60s, 70s, 80s (and younger) to die of Covid, whether or not they have underlying health conditions ??? More important to you to have an unvaxxed Carnival – which no longer has anything to do with its original meaning anyway – just an excuse for inappropriate behaviour. Behave appropriately if you want respect! But I guess the word respect is pretty meaningless to people who post comments who lack insight and compassion…

  3. Covid start killing people again especially our elderly who build this country we enjoy today. WHO CARES?

  4. 79 yes old….lol y’all are getting a bit desperate now. I challenge you to post some credible details about pre existing conditions .juts the flu. Still not taking your vaccine.

    • IKR. 79 year olds are not expected to pass on it seems especially in a population as unhealthy as ours. Glad more people seeing through this BS.

      • @Not a branch Covidian, my point is that when a person is hospitalized with COVID, they are not allowed to have any visitors. No family members or friends are there to keep them company or comfort them, or provide personal hygiene care that the nursing staff may not do. When a person is hospitalized with influenza, they are not usually isolated, and only receive human contact for very brief periods throughout the day. Just because a person reaches a certain age doesn’t mean they shouldn’t die surrounded by loved ones.

    • Although the majority of people who have died from COVID/COVID-related illness are elderly, they deserved the opportunity to pass in an environment with their loved ones able to see them, and not struggling to breathe in a hospital where they are receiving minimal care from overworked healthcare workers.

      • People usually receive minimal care regardless. Influenza kills similarly. What’s your point exactly?


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