Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Saint Lucia Records 13 New COVID-19 Cases

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Press Release:– Today Tuesday May 18, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 13 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.

These results are from a batch of 176 samples taken during the period May 14, 2021 to May 16, 2021.

The samples were processed on May 17, 2021.

These thirteen 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 COVID-19 testing protocol, they were each placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting receipt of their test results.

Arrangements have since been made to place these individuals into isolation.

The contact tracing for these new cases is currently underway.

Confirmation was also received today of the recovery of 34 individuals diagnosed with COVID19.

This brings the total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 213.

Presently, all of the active cases are doing well.

The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4871.

As of yesterday May 17, 2021 a total of 26, 609 individuals have received the first dose of the vaccine and 17, 053 individuals have received the second dose of the vaccine.

Tomorrow Wednesday, May 19, 2021 the health team will administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Dennery Mothers’ Pre-School catering to the general population for the first dose of the vaccine as well individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine.

Everyone is reminded of the importance of adopting behaviors and practicing the infection
prevention and control measures to minimize 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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