COVID-19: Saint Lucia Records One More Death & 56 New Cases

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Today Friday August 12, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs reports
a total of 56 new cases of COVID-19 from samples processed on Wednesday August 10,
2022 and Thursday August 11, 2022.

This is from a total of 301 samples, of which 292 samples are from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 9 samples from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited.

These samples were collected from August 8, 2022 to August 11, 2022. This number of positive cases makes up 18.6% of all the samples processed on these dates. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 28,341.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 106 individuals diagnosed with COVID-
19. This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 106. Currently, there are eight positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital, of which one is
critically ill.

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The Ministry of Health also reports one new COVID-19 death. To date, the total number of
COVID-19 deaths in country is 289 and the total number of COVID-19 related deaths is 99.

COVID-19 death #289 is an 88 year old female from the Soufriere district who passed away on August 7, 2022. The Ministry of Health extends condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of this individual.

To date, a total of 54, 671 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 5, 209 are partially vaccinated and 7, 758 have received their booster shot.

Vaccination will take place tomorrow 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 frequent updates
to the public as new information becomes available.

Source: Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs

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