Saint Lucia Records 281 New Cases Of COVID-19

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Press Release:-  The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs late Saturday January 15, 2022 received confirmation of a total of 281 new cases of COVID-19.

These samples were processed on Friday January 14, 2022 from a total of 746 samples of which 633 samples were from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 113 samples from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited.

These samples were collected on January 13, 2022 and January 14, 2022.

This number of positive cases makes up 37.67% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to
date to 17, 250.

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Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 84 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 3, 064.

Currently, there are 21 positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital,
of which one of these active cases is in critical care and two of them are severely ill.

The Ministry of Health notes that despite the current increase in COVID-19 cases, there
has not been an increase in hospitalization or death at the Respiratory Hospital.

To date, a total of 50, 528 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 6, 085 are
partially vaccinated and 5, 522 have received their booster shot.

Vaccination will resume on Monday January 17, 2022 at the Vigie Sports Complex and the
Soufriere Hospital from 9am to 4pm.

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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  1. smh. worldwide they are not reporting the deaths of fully and booster shots vac person.
    why can’t we use our traditional medicines and why can’t just simply reduce extra activities parties, hugging, keep social distancing, limti 2 persons per seat on public buises

  2. Dr. Lucian Highgrade,

    If the vaccine “prevents you from getting extremely sick from Covid”, then why are people who are fully poisonated still dying from the Chinese Flu? That includes people right here in St. Lucia that the Chief Moronic Officer is covering up.

  3. People like that imposter Lucian Lowest Bad Boy Grade fail to understand the vaccine IS NOT CURE against Covid. A cure has not been made yet……the vaccine just prevents you from getting extremely sick from Covid that may result in your death the whole world knows by now you can get Covid still if you are vaccinated.

  4. @ Poison Ivy, every sector is open. Why do you want to close schools? Health is wealth should be preached to those that consistently fail to follow the protocols and guidance of the medical/health professionals putting the elderly, children and vulnerable at risk.The ministry needs to be creative in scheduling to reduce large class sizes. Laptops and remote learning sound sexy but does not work for our students. Communities with little or no spread should not have their schools closed. We are crying about crime. There is a link between literacy level/ academic success and crime. It is very difficult for struggling learners to catch-up from learning loss due to lack of face-to-face instruction.

  5. @ Lucian Bad Boy Grade can you tell us if there are any curfew or time limit on people to get home?

  6. @ Lucian Bad Boy Grade I do understand that you are not convinced the vaccine is of any help. The bright side of your information is that many people are turning up for testing and therefore cases are detected. The thing is people are moving around from country to country and from town to town therefore the infection rate will always be a concern. To tell the true I listen to all the different scientists from st Lucia to Canada to Europe to USA and they all are trying their best to get a grip on this virus. I think as people we should just be careful but again the economic activities throughout the world can not be stopped and therefore the numbers will always go and down. Thank you for your time. But as always some people will always question your motive as a pro vax or anti vax…. I will not ask anyone to vax or not to vax it is a personal choice.

  7. I am not saying face to face is not better, but health is wealth, over 3000 active cases and children have the full five days of school. Teachers are sick, 30 something children in one class, where and how are our children safer in the school? Children roaming the streets is not because schools are closed its lack of discipline in the some homes. Whether we take vaccines or not the disease will spread. Shut down at least schools for two weeks and let’s try to bring down those figures.

  8. @ Lucian Bad Boy Grade , you are so we’ll read, I would appreciate your recommendations to save us from the ravages of this virus

  9. Oh and by the way, you stooges mentioned earlier, we can look at another part of the world, the United Arab Emirate, The UAE has a vaccinated rate of 92% (way past Herd Immunity), why then over 2,687 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

  10. Sharon Belmar-George, Merle Clarke, Monique Monplaisir and Andre Mathew explain to me what is happening in the Cayman Islands. With a population of just about 65,000 people and a vaccination rate of 86.3% (that’s among the highest in the world), they should have achieved herd immunity at 70%. Why then are they experiencing as high as 488 new cases a day with 3,585 active cases?
    Now, before you arrogant, vaccinated idiots attempt an answer, please go and read up. That’s not difficult (for some of you) because the information is available in simple English on the internet.

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