Saint Lucia Records 8 New COVID-19 Cases

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Press Release:– Today Saturday May 1, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 8 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.

This is from a batch of 171 samples taken on April 28, 2021 to April 29, 2021.

These samples were processed on April 30, 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 COVID-19 testing protocol, they were placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting receipt of their COVID-19 test results.

Arrangements have since been made to place all of these individuals in isolation.

The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.

The Ministry of Health also received confirmation of the recovery of 5 individuals
diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to
113.

Presently, two of the active cases require critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.

The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4560.

As of yesterday April 30, 2021 a total of 24, 426 individuals have received the first dose of
the COVID-19 vaccine and 3, 853 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.

Everyone is reminded of the importance of practicing the infection prevention and control
guidelines to minimize exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

This will play a big part in protecting ourselves, family and others from the virus.

These include frequent hand washing or use of hand sanitizer, maintaining a distance from others, use of a face mask in public covering the mouth, nose and chin and using a bleach solution to sanitize frequently touched surfaces and handled objects.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, keep away from others and seek medical care
at your closest community respiratory clinic.

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

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