Saint Lucia Records One New COVID-19 Death

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Saint Lucia has recorded one new COVID-19 death – a thirty year old female from the Canaries district with pre-existing medical conditions, the Ministry of Health and Wellness says.

In a statement Thursday, the Ministry said the Island has so far recorded 51 COVID-19 deaths and 37 ‘COVID-19 related’ deaths.

Saint Lucia  on Thursday also confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 from a batch of 206
samples taken during the period July 13, 2021 to July 21, 2021 and processed on July 21, 2021.

According to the Ministry of Health, all of the individuals were seen at various community respiratory clinics where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19.

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And in keeping with the COVID-19 testing protocol, they were placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting the return of their test results.

In addition, arrangements have since been made to place them in isolation while contact tracing is underway.

As of Thursday, three individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 had recovered, bringing the  total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 107, all of whom are doing well.

A total of 31, 842 individuals have so far received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 23, 608 individuals have received the second dose.

On Friday, the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Jacmel Wellness Centre to individuals 18 years and older receiving the first dose of the vaccine as well as individuals receiving the second dose.

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