Saint Lucia Records 141 New Cases of COVID-19

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Today Wednesday May 18, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 141 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Tuesday May 17, 2022 from a total of 401 samples of which 379 samples were from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 22 samples from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited. These samples were collected on May 16, 2022 and May 17, 2022. This number of positive cases makes up 35.2% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 24,655.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 68 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. The number of active cases in country to date is 779. Currently, there are twenty two positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital, of which one is severely ill.

To date, a total of 53,783 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 5,353 are partially vaccinated and 7,366 have received their booster shot.

Vaccination will resume tomorrow Thursday May 19, 2022 at various Wellness Centres as per the published COVID-19 vaccination schedule. Vaccination will be available from 9am to 4pm.

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The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs will continue providing daily updates to the public as new information becomes available.

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Editorial Staff
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  1. Who is leading this Country – the Horse or the Jockey – who is the Horse & who is/are the Jockey? who is giving the ‘ORDER’ in this Country, who is the Boss, if any? we need help Lord.

  2. People acting like Covid had went somewhere; not to my knowledge, worldwide Covid is going on up even parts of China on lockdown for weeks. With or without carnival or Gros Isle Friday nights the numbers would still creep up….they are creeping up now. The virus has gotten immune to the vaccine and is back with a vengeance

  3. Boy the horses has bolted to late to shut the stable doors. After winning down the road we will try and shut the door, by request the locals to confine themselves at home on Sunday whilst the tourist your the island and that will reduce the incidence of crime.
    One for the road let’s drink and be Merry!

  4. aa hold on, just now, the tourists not brining in covid again? as if i not hearing people say that again when the country was opening, now you see who bringing the cases up of course before people use to say chastanet prefer a dollar than the lives of people. Look heliare want to bring vaxi mass i not hearing people say look slp prefer carnival than the hospital. with that being said today is Thursday tomorrow is friday who is ready for Gros islet street jam tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! let me hear you say Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. next week 200 cases take what get and look for.

  5. Dear Public,
    The cases are up but hospitalization is very low. Therefore, we need to also value domestic economic activities. The poor and vulnerable need to be considered as well. Kindly remember our full-time vendors and music artists. How will they and their families survive? We certainly need to have a realistic approach.

    • Every one can now sell their products and services via zoom. Those street vendors. Zoom. The market vendors. Zoom. The DJs. Zoom. The bus drivers will transport people via… zoom. The laptop/zoom class are a deluded bunch. To wreck the world for a disease with a greater than 99.9% survival rate is despicable.

  6. But still he lies will have his carnival because his boys need to make that dollar. Carnival before hospital. Wining dong de road then wining on a hospital bed struggling to breathe, whilst Arnold, Thaddeus, Maundy and the disbarred lawyer rake in the dough. Yes, that’s how they put you first. Buncha liars

  7. Gross islet Friday night street party and full fledged carnival coming soon. What a Ministry of Health and Guavament we have.

  8. HILLAIRE let PJP run our country please – PLEASE!!!!! We do not want VAXXmass. Enough people are dying in our country. Look we just had Gros islet Friday night and look at what Kenson caused. PJP take reins of OUR country’s leadership


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