Saint Lucia Records 98 New COVID-19 Cases

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Press Release:-  Today Friday August 20, 2021, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs received confirmation of 98 new cases of COVID-19. These new cases are from a batch of 392 samples processed at the Ezra Long Laboratory on Thursday August 19, 2021.

The new total number of cases diagnosed in country to date is 6955.

Confirmation has also been received of the recovery of 33 individuals diagnosed with
COVID-19. This brings the total number of active cases currently to 1193.Presently, four of these active cases are requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.

As we start the weekend, everyone is encouraged to adhere to all protocols stipulated by
the Government of Saint Lucia. It is extremely important that individuals avoid social
activities.

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Also, anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms should avoid contact with others
and visit a community respiratory clinic to get tested.

Vaccination continues to remain an effective measure in the fight against this COVID-19
pandemic. To date, a total of 34, 464 individuals have received the first dose of the
Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine and 27, 102 have received the second dose.

Anyone planning to be vaccinated tomorrow Saturday, August 21, 2021 can visit the Grande
Riviere Wellness Center Grounds in Gros-Islet from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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