Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Health and Wellness, declaring that the number of active COVID-19 cases here is ‘very high’ and ‘concerning’, has disclosed that changes will be announced soon to existing protocols.
“Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, the Office of the Prime Minister will soon be announcing the changes to the present protocols which will come into effect from August 13, 2021 to August 31, 2021,” a ministry statement on Monday said, while announcing two more COVID-19 deaths and 76 new cases of the virus.
The 76 positive cases were diagnosed from a batch of 179 samples taken on August 7, 2021 and August 8, 2021 and processed on August 8, 2021.
On Sunday, the ministry announced 58 new COVID-19 cases from a batch of 359 samples taken during the period August 3, 2021 to August 7, 2021 and processed on August 7, 2021, while on Saturday, Saint Lucia recorded 66 new infections from a total of 246 samples taken during the period August 4, 2021 to August 6, 2021 and processed on August 6, 2021.
“The Ministry of Health notes that at present the number of active COVID-19 cases in Saint Lucia is very high and concerning. We continue to advise everyone to continue adhering to the protocols and adopt behaviors which will help to reduce the spread of the virus,” the Ministry of Health and Wellness statement said.
“It is important that persons with respiratory signs and symptoms avoid crowds and contact with others,” the statement noted.
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