Saint Lucia Records 11 New COVID-19 Cases

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Press Release:- Today Wednesday July 7, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 11 new cases of COVID-19.

This is from a batch of 207 samples taken during the period June 29, 2021 and July 6, 2021.

These samples were processed on July 6, 2021.

The eleven newly diagnosed 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 national COVID-19 testing protocol, they were each placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting receipt of their COVID-19 test results.

Arrangements have since been made to place them in isolation.

The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 2 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19
bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 105.

At present, three 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 5363.

As of July 6, 2021 a total of 31, 083 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 22, 240 individuals have received the second dose.

At present, the COVID-19 vaccination drive caters to the general population (18 years and older) for the first dose as well as individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine.

Tomorrow Thursday, July 7, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds and the Vigie Sports Complex from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Let us all continue practicing the infection prevention and control measures that will help to reduce 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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