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Saint Lucia Records 15 New COVID-19 Cases

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Press Release:-  Today Saturday April 10, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 15 new cases of COVID-19.

This is from a batch of 206 samples taken during the period April 7, 2021 and April 9, 2021.

These samples were processed on April 9, 2021.

These 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 COVID19 testing protocol, they were 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 individuals in isolation.

The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 8 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19
bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 139.

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 4347.

As of yesterday April 9, 2021 a total of 23, 257 individuals have received the first dose of
the COVID-19 vaccine and 9 individuals have received the second dose.

Everyone interested in getting vaccinated are encouraged to pre-register ahead of time via the online platform https://hmi.govt.lc/ or at the Community Wellness Centre nearest to you.

The Ministry of Health continues to emphasize on the importance of practicing behaviors 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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