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Saint Lucia Records One New COVID-19 Case

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Saint Lucia’s  Ministry of Health and Wellness on Monday reported one new case of COVID-19 diagnosed from a total of 120 samples taken on July 17, 2021 and July 18, 2021.

According to a ministry statement, the samples were processed on July 18, 2021.

The statement disclosed that the patient was  seen at a community respiratory clinic, assessed and tested there and placed in quarantine while awaiting the return of the
COVID-19 test results.

Arrangements have since been made to place the patient in isolation while contact tracing is undertaken.

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The ministry has also reported confirmation of the recovery of 15 individuals, bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 105.

One of the patients requires critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.

The new cases bring the total number diagnosed in country to date to 5481.

As of July 16, 2021 a total of 31, 657 individuals had received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 23, 213 individuals have received the second dose.

On Tuesday, July 20, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds and the Gros-Islet Human Resource Centre.

The Ministry of Health has encouraged unvaccinated adults who are 18 years and older to get vaccinated to protect themselves, family, loved ones and others from the COVID-19 virus.

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