Press Release:- Today Thursday May 6, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 5 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory.
These results are from a batch of 161 samples taken on May 3, 2021 and were processed on May 5, 2021.
The five individuals were seen at various respiratory clinics in communities where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19.
In-keeping with the national COVID-19 testing protocol, they were each placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners awaiting receipt of their test results.
Arrangements have been made to place these new cases into isolation. The contact
tracing for these individuals is underway.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 12 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 100.
Presently, all of the active cases are doing well.
The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4607.
As of yesterday, May 5, 2021 a total of 24, 773 people have received the first dose of the
COVID-19 vaccine and 8, 621 have received the second dose of the vaccine.
Tomorrow Friday, May 7, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds, Dennery Mothers’ Pre-School, Vigie Sports Complex, Soufriere Hospital Grounds, Babonneau Multi-Purpose Centre, Canaries Wellness Centre and the Jacmel Wellness Centre.
Saint Lucians are encouraged to get vaccinated to protect themselves, family, friends
and others from the COVID-19 virus.
The Ministry of Health advises everyone to 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
– 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.