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COVID-19: Saint Lucia Records One New Case

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Press Release:-  Today Sunday April 11, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 1 new case of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.

This is from a batch of 89 samples taken on April 9, 2021 and April 10, 2021.

These samples were processed on April 10, 2021.

This individual was seen at one of the community respiratory clinics where he/she was
assessed and tested for COVID-19.

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In-keeping with the national COVID-19 testing protocol, they were each placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting receipt of the test results.

Arrangements have since been made to place this individual in isolation.

The contact tracing for this new case is underway.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 14 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19
bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 105.

Presently, three of the active cases require critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.

The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4348.

The Ministry of Health is pleased to announce that as of April 9, 2021 a total of 23, 257
individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 9 individuals have
received the second dose.

Everyone interested in getting vaccinated are encouraged to preregister ahead of time via the online platform https://hmi.govt.lc/ or at the Community Wellness Centre nearest to you.

Let us all continue practicing the infection prevention and control measures to minimize the
spread of COVID-19:

– Wash your hands frequently using soap and flowing water
– Wear a mask in public places and ensure it covers the mouth, chin and nose
– Maintain a physical distance from others
– Use a bleach solution to sanitize frequently touched surfaces and frequently handled
objects
– Avoid contact with other people who have flu-like symptoms
– If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, keep away from others and seek medical
care

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

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