Saint Lucia Records Eight New Cases Of COVID-19

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Press Release:-  The Ministry of Health and Wellness late Saturday March 20, 2021 received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 8 new cases of COVID-19.

These results are from a batch of 96 samples taken during the period March 17 to March 19, 2021.

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

Arrangements have since been made to place these newly diagnosed cases in isolation.

The contact tracing for these new cases is currently underway.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 29 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.

This brings the total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 145.

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 4121.

As of Friday, March 19, 2021 a total of 20, 247 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Saint Lucia.

The Ministry of Health reminds the public that the COVID-9 vaccination drive for individuals who are homebound due to age, illness or immobility will continue next week March 22 to March 26, 2021.

These individuals are encouraged to make an appointment at their nearest Community Wellness Center to receive the vaccine at home.

Let us all continue 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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