Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Saint Lucia Records Ten New Cases Of COVID-19

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Press Release:–  Today Tuesday May 11, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 10 new cases of COVID-19.

This is from a batch of 184 samples taken on May 8, 2021 and May 9, 2021.

These samples were processed on May 10, 2021.

The ten newly diagnosed 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 national 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 them in isolation.

The contact tracing for these new cases is underway.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 12 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19
bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 147.

At present, two of the active cases are requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.

The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4700.

As of May 10, 2021 a total of 25, 345 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 14, 435 individuals have received the second dose.

At present, the COVID-19 vaccination drive caters to the general population for the first dose as well individuals receiving the second dose of the vaccine.

Tomorrow Wednesday, May 12, 2021 the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Soufriere Hospital Grounds, Dennery Mothers’ PreSchool and the Vigie Sports Complex from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Let us all continue practicing the infection prevention and control measures that will help to reduce 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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