Saint Lucia Records 11 New COVID-19 Cases

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Pres Release:–  Today Thursday July 8, 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 total of 267 samples taken during the period July 1, 2021 to July 7, 2021.

These samples were processed on July 7, 2021.

These 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 the return of their COVID-19 test results.

Arrangements have since been made to place these newly diagnosed individuals in isolation. The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 8 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 108.

Presently, 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 5374.

As of July 7, 2021 a total of 31, 127 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 22, 386 individuals have received the second dose.

Tomorrow Friday, July 9, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Jacmel Wellness Centre and the Daren Sammy Cricket Grounds.

Individuals 18 years and older receiving the first dose of the vaccine and individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine can visit these vaccination sites.

The Ministry of Health encourages all to get vaccinated to protect themselves, family, loved ones and others from the COVID-19 virus.

The Ministry of Health encourages all to continue practicing the infection prevention and control measures 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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