Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Saint Lucia Records 30 New Cases Of COVID-19

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Press Release:-  Today Saturday May 15, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 30 new cases of COVID-19.

This is from a total of 239 samples taken during the period May 11, 2021 to May 14, 2021.

These samples were processed on May 14, 2021.

These 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 COVID-19 testing protocol, they were each 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 newly diagnosed individuals in
isolation. The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 5 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 222.

Presently, two 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 4818.

As of May 14, 2021 a total of 26, 200 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 16, 626 individuals have received the second dose.

In the coming week, the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the various vaccination sites around the island.

Individuals 18 years and older for the first dose of the vaccine and individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine can also take advantage and access this service at the mobile vaccination pop-up sites.

The Ministry of Health encourages all to get vaccinated to protect themselves, family, loved
ones and others from the COVID-19 virus.

Let us all continue practicing the infection prevention and control measures 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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