Saint Lucia on Wednesday reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 from a batch of 226 samples taken during the period July 13, 2021 to July 20, 2021 and processed on July 20, 2021.
According to a Health Ministry statement, these individuals were seen at various respiratory clinics in communities where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19.
And in-keeping with the national COVID-19 testing protocol, they were each placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners awaiting receipt of their test results.
Arrangements have been made to place the newly diagnosed individuals in isolation while contact tracing is underway.
The Ministry of Health says confirmation was also received of the recovery of 9 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 100.
According to the ministry, all of the active cases are doing well.
The new patients bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 5496.
As of July 20, 2021 a total of 31, 807 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID19 vaccine and 23, 515 individuals have received the second dose of the vaccine.
On Thursday, July 22, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds and the Vigie Sports Complex.
In this regard, the Ministry of Health is encouraging unvaccinated adults, 18 years and older, to get vaccinated to protect themselves, family, friends and others from the COVID-19 virus.