Thursday, August 18, 2022

Saint Lucia Records One More COVID-19 Related Death & 99 New Cases

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Today Friday August 5, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs reports a total of 99 new cases of COVID-19 from samples processed on Wednesday August 3, 2022 and Thursday August 4, 2022.

This is from a total of 404 samples, of which 377 samples are from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 27 samples from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited.

These samples were collected from August 1, 2022 to August 4, 2022. This number of positive cases makes up 24.5% of all the samples processed on these dates. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 28, 161.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 93 individuals diagnosed with
COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 220. Currently,
there are eight positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital.

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The Ministry of Health also reports one new COVID-19 death. To date, the total number
of COVID-19 deaths in country is 288 and the total number of COVID-19 related deaths
is 99.

COVID-19 death #288 is a 95 year old male from the Castries district who passed away
on July 31, 2022. The Ministry of Health sympathizes with the family, friends and loved
ones of this gentleman.

To date, a total of 54, 570 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 5, 226 are
partially vaccinated and 7, 718 have received their booster shot.

Vaccination will take place tomorrow at various Wellness Centres as per the published
COVID-19 vaccination schedule. Vaccination will be available from 9am to 12noon.

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

Source: Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. When Hilaire said he expected the covid-19 numbers to rise after carnival, he conveniently never said that he expected more deaths. I do not believe these guys are reporting all the covid deaths. So we have had 2 CARNIVAL COVID DEATHS according to their report.

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