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Saint Lucia Records 19th COVID-19 Related Death and 214 Cases in Two Days

On Sunday, February 7, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 214 new cases of COVID-19 from a batch of 701 tests conducted on samples taken during the period January 27 to January 29, 2021.

On Friday, February 5, 2021, a total of 571 tests were conducted with 168 positive samples and on Saturday, February 6, 2021, a total of 130 tests were conducted with 46 positive samples.

These individuals were seen at various respiratory clinics where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19. As per existing COVID-19 testing protocols, each individual was placed in home quarantine by health care practitioners while awaiting the return of their COVID-19 test results.

Arrangements have since been made to place these individuals in isolation. The contact tracing team is undertaking investigations to identify the contacts of these confirmed cases.

Confirmation was also received today of the recovery of 42 individuals bringing the total number of active cases currently in the country to 1091. Two of the active cases are in critical care at the Respiratory Hospital and all of the others are presently stable.

The new cases now bring the total number of cases diagnosed in the country to date to 2027.

The Ministry of Health also reports one new COVID-19 related death, a 57-year-old male from the Castries district with multiple underlying illnesses. He was admitted on January 22, 2021, and was in critical care when he passed away on February 6, 2021. This brings the total number of deaths in the country to nineteen.

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