Press Release: Today Monday February 15, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 30 new cases of COVID-19.
This is from a batch of 121 tests conducted on samples taken during the period February 1 to February 13, 2021.
All of the cases are Saint Lucian nationals who range in age from 22 to 83 years.
They are from the Castries, Babonneau, Anse La Raye, Micoud and Gros-Islet districts.
These individuals were seen at various respiratory clinics where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19. As per existing COVID-19 testing protocols, each individual was placed in home quarantine by health care practitioners while awaiting the return of their COVID-19 test results.
Arrangements have since been made for placement of all of these individuals into isolation.
The contact tracing team is undertaking investigations to identify the contacts of these confirmed cases.
Confirmation was also received today of the recovery of 71 individuals bringing the total number of active cases currently in country to 677.
Two of the active cases are in critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.
The new cases now bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 2549.
The Ministry of Health encourages all to continue practicing the behaviors which will reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
- Frequently wash hands your with flowing water and soap
- Wear a mask when in public places and ensure it covers the mouth, nose and chin
- Maintain a distance from others wherever possible
- 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, it is important to keep away from others and to urgently seek medical care at your closest community respiratory clinic for assessment.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing updates to the public as new information becomes available.