Thursday, October 6, 2022

COVID-19: Saint Lucia Records Two More Deaths, 439 New Cases

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Press Release:- Late Friday January 21, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs received confirmation of a total of 439 new cases of COVID-19.

These samples were processed on Thursday January 20, 2022 from a total of 968 samples of which 888 samples were from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 80 samples from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited.

These samples were collected from January 18, 2022 to January 20, 2022. This number of
positive cases makes up 45.35% of all the samples processed on that date.

These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 19, 185.

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Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 161 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.

This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 4, 197. Currently, there are 44
positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital, of which one of them is in
critical care and five of them are severely ill.

The Ministry of Health also reports two new COVID-19 deaths. To date, the total number of
COVID-19 deaths in country is 247 and the total number of COVID-19 related deaths is 72.

COVID-19 death #246 is a 69 year old male from the Vieux-Fort district. COVID-19 death
#247 is an 88 year old male from the Castries district.

These deaths occurred during the period January 16, 2022 to January 17, 2022. The Ministry of Health extends condolences to the families and loved ones of these individuals.

To date, a total of 50, 823 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 6, 015 are
partially vaccinated and 5, 746 have received their booster shot.

Vaccination will take place today Saturday January 22, 2022 at the Vigie Sports Complex,
and the Vieux-Fort Wellness Centre from 9am to 2pm.

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

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  1. @real, they refuse to create a portal to register reports of adverse effects from these vaccines that are really in the trial phase- being given out as experiments on humans.

  2. @Mobius you may be right. I read on Loop News (St. Lucia) about an interview where the P.M. stated that mandatory vaccination is not off the table. The only thing he has going for him now is the fact that most people believe he is a man of integrity and will keep his word about no vaccine mandates. If he goes back on his promise, he is DONE.

  3. I am not vaccinated and I believe that everyone make his or her choice.
    If truth been told I have never heard from any authority medical or otherwise that the vaccine will cure you .
    We were told that when you are fully vaccinated and have COVID the symptoms will be mild.

  4. Show me one person the vaccine has healed. The focus should not be on the vaccine,I am vaccinated and I am in isolation with covid 19. .

  5. Is it true that some discarded papers that were found Tuesday in a garbage bin by NDC that show government internal talk about “vaccine mandate” — what? doesn’t that mean mandatory vaccine by decree? Is government secretly talking about making all take the vaccine? Who’s hiding what? What surprise being planned?

  6. It’s utterly disgusting for some to think that just because you’re a senior, or you have an underlying health condition, you have no right to live anymore. What gives?? …some people are garbage. Seniors especially have paid their dues, and we the younger generation are indebted to them. We benefited greatly from their hard work and sacrifices they have contributed to society in one way or another. They absolutely have every right to be here, and live a long, healthy life with their loved ones for as long as possible, and we the younger generation have a responsibility to help protect them. What happen to love, caring, empathy, being our brother/sister keeper? How can people be so selfish and callous? What have we become as a society? My God….help us.

  7. SALCC staff and students are also affected with COVID. Departments are closing down in phases. This situation need to be addressed throughly.

  8. Four hundred plus cases is nothing. Let’s have carnival and just follow the science after all Einstein ins in charge of the country. I also believe if we eat plenty green figs as the PM says it will keep us safe from the virus.

  9. They are slipping the note under the door at nights in typical Nicodemus fashion because by doing so the Lucian people will not realize how much this plague is eating away at the core of Saint Lucia! Schools have been ravaged — students and teachers alike, including principals! This news item is updating us on the figures for Thursdays! This news item should have been read on the news on Friday night! But even the journalists are slow to catch on, so they do not try to get timely updates to educate the people! The authorities do not want Lucians to really understand the mess that was created when they went into face to face classes back on January 10. Even now they don’t want to fully accept their blunder, and are toying with the idea that schools will be going back to face to face classes shortly! Either that, or Omicron is preventing them from simply doing the tests and reporting the information to the people on time!

  10. Wow. A 69 year old died. Gasp. An 88 year old died. They were just toddlers with so many years of life left in them. Rest in peace folks. You did your time and I hope graciously.

  11. Great that’s 56000 people who will not die from covid 19 , we are getting closer to herd immunity and then is bacanal again come on people get vaccinated .trust the sciences.

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