The Ministry of Health and Wellness today Thursday, January 21, 2021, received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of thirty-seven new cases of COVID-19 from a batch of 168 COVID-19 tests. The Ministry of Health also reports the recovery of an additional 58 cases of COVID-19. Currently, there are 331 cases in care, with one of them requiring critical care and the others are all stable.
This new total number of cases diagnosed in the country to date to 755.
These cases are Saint Lucian nationals who range in age from 4 years to 78 years. These cases are captured from the Castries, Gros-Islet, Dennery, Babonneau, Soufriere, Vieux-Fort, and Micoud districts. All individuals visited a community-based respiratory clinic where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19. They were all placed in quarantine by health practitioners while awaiting their COVID-19 test results. Arrangements have now been made to place these individuals in isolation given their confirmed COVID-19 status. Contact tracing for these confirmed cases is currently underway.
The Ministry of Health also reports the confirmation of Saint Lucia’s tenth COVID-19 related death. The individual is a 63 year female from the Gros-Islet district. She was admitted into care on January 17 and passed away on January 19, 2021.