Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Saint Lucia Records 8 New COVID-19 Cases

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Press Release:-  Today Tuesday May 25, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 8 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.

These results are from a batch of 226 samples taken during the period May 20, 2021 to May 24, 2021.

The samples were processed on May 24, 2021.

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

Arrangements have since been made to place these individuals into isolation.

The contact tracing for these new cases is currently underway.

Confirmation was also received today of the recovery of 15 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.

This brings the total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 197.

Presently, one of the active cases requires critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.

The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4968.

As of May 22, 2021 a total of 27, 507 individuals have received the first dose of the vaccine and 17, 969 individuals have received the second dose of the vaccine.

Tomorrow Wednesday, May 26, 2021 the health team will administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Dennery Mothers’ Pre-School and the Soufriere Hospital Grounds catering to the general population (18 years and older) for the first dose of the vaccine as well individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine.

Let us all continue adopting behaviors and practicing the infection prevention and control measures to minimize 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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