Saint Lucia Confirms 6 New COVID-19 Cases

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Press Release:–  Today Thursday July 1, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 6 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.

These results are from a batch of 53 samples taken during the period June 27, 2021 to June 30, 2021.

The samples were processed on June 30, 2021.

These six individuals were seen at various community respiratory clinics where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19.

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

Arrangements have since been made to place these individuals into isolation.

The contact tracing for these new cases is currently underway.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 3 individuals diagnosed with COVID19 bringing the total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 89.

At present, two of the active cases are requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.

The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 5302.

As of yesterday June 30, 2021 a total of 30, 902 individuals have received the first dose
of the vaccine and 22, 019 individuals have received the second dose of the vaccine.

Due to Tropical Storm Elsa, the Ministry of Health advises the public that the COVID-19
vaccination drive for tomorrow Friday, July 2, 2021 has been postponed.

Everyone is reminded of the importance of adopting behaviors and 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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