Thursday, September 29, 2022

Saint Lucia Confirms New Variant Of Concern Omicron BA.2 Lineage

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As of April 17, 2022 Saint Lucia has diagnosed a total of 23,111 cases in country, with 70
active cases presently. The daily infection rate for the last 7 days is 6.8 per 100,000
population per day which represents a 7% increase from last week, with an 11% average testing positivity rate and a transmission rate of 1.2.

We have noted a total of 367 COVID- 19 deaths. We have 9 positive COVID-19 cases admitted at the Respiratory Hospital.

This past week we continue to register cases daily, we note increases in our public health
indicators.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs recently received new gene
sequencing results from the Caribbean Public Health Agency CARPHA.

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The results indicate the presence of both the Omicron BA1 and BA2 Lineages. The Omicron Variant BA1 which has been circulating since February 2022 was confirmed in 11 of the samples sequenced. 2 cases of the Omicron BA2 Variant was confirmed.

Of the 2 cases of Omicron BA2 diagnosed; 1 is a male national from Anse La Raye and 1 is a female non-national from Gros- Islet. The Omicron BA2 variant is responsible for the new waves noted in Barbados, Martinique and the developed countries.

The Omicron Variant remains the dominant variant circulating globally and has replaced all
other circulating variants in most countries. Although there is reduced SARS-CoV-2 testing
globally from the beginning of 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic continues with intense
transmission and death particularly in high-risk populations and the unvaccinated.

The Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, Johnson and Johnson and Moderna vaccines are available at the
various wellness centres. The booster vaccine is also available for persons who have been fully vaccinated for over 6 months. Everyone who has not been vaccinated is urged to get vaccinated urgently.

As we strive to live safely with COVID-19 and remove restrictive measures and open up the
country, it is important that our public health protective measures are in place especially to
protect the most vulnerable.

The Ministry of Health appeals to all organizations, public and private sector to ensure the maintenance of the public health protocols. Let us strive to sustain the low number of COVID- 19 cases as we live, work, study and recreate safely with COVID-19.

Source: Ministry of Health Wellness & Elderly Affairs

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10 COMMENTS

  1. LOL!!!

    “The booster vaccine”

    The booster vaccine is the same vaccine that’s proven not to work. The CMO is more moronic than Omicron.

  2. Meanwhile, the Truth Variant of Covid-lieteen has been discovered in St. Lucia. This variant does not require vaccines. It can be cured with just one dose of pure commonsense.

  3. There is no doubt that something went wrong. Something jumped out of the test tube and the air became infectious globally. People died all over the world, some who made it to a good hospital got treated a survived. The only disruption in my case damn it, is the Gym closed down and I have to workout in my Basement. I don’t care what anyone say, some shit went down and I lost a Cousin in St. Lucia, a niece survived at Victoria Hospital, the Lord has other plans for me. I do not criticize anyone, bush tea or vaccine – I got mine and praise God I’m alive, Thank God.

  4. I’m terrified I could be walking around, blissfully unaware I was seriously ill, carrying a new variant, for which there are effective treatments and a survival rate of 99.9%

  5. Y’all kill me with this get vaccinated urgently bullshit. Y’all have a 💉💉 which never worked to stop the spread, or prevent Covid. The so called vaccine was created for a variant that’s not even around anymore hence the boosters. As for those adverse reactions…..I am 100% safe from them as long as I don’t take that shit 💉💉

  6. Move the fork on! Yourll are reporting on information useless and one sided..

    It baffles me how people are talking about this.
    Are people dropping like flies?

    Can you see Covid in the air?

    Do people have it on brandished on their face??
    Reports have shown the masks and vaccine are utterly useless… FDA hadls admitted boosting makes ZERO sense…

    They refuse to talk about natural immunity… Because its non-profitable to both the media house and its clientele… Ppl wake up!!

  7. as we strive…remove restrictive measures…hmm i hope so…….wonder if theres a new vaccine for this variant……smh…

  8. honestly….u see this nonsense……soon we are back to square one…..you world leaders someday will feel the full brunt of what we the people suffer……lady cmo hope you are accurate in all your findings….people lets not fight each other…..but stand our ground in this trying times…

    in the meantime folks be on guard….

    • World leaders know full well that the vast majority of people are compliant little sheep. They accepted masks with no evidence. The accepted lockdowns even if it meant businesses and livelihoods get destroyed. They sign up for these experimental shots that has never been used before and risked their lives in the process. Only because the leaders told them too. You think those people have any backbone to stand up to any politicians. And you think those of us who do will risk it for those sheep? I won’t.

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