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Saint Lucia records 34 new cases of COVID-19 and 103 Recoveries

The Ministry of Health and Wellness on Sunday February 28, 2021 received confirmation of 34 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. This is from a batch of 197 samples taken during the period February 12 to February 26, 2021. These samples were processed on February 26, 2020.

All of the thirty-four cases were seen at various community respiratory clinics where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19. Each of these individuals were placed in home quarantine by health practitioners while awaiting the return of their test results, in-keeping with the national COVID-19 testing protocol. Arrangements have since been made to place these individuals into isolation. The contact tracing for these individuals is underway. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 3390.

The Ministry of Health also received confirmation of the recovery of 103 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 304. Presently, two of the individuals diagnosed with the COVID-19 are requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.

Today the Ministry of Health also reports one COVID-19 related death bringing the total number of deaths in country to date to 36. Death #36 is a 90 year old male from the Vieux-Fort district with underlying medical illnesses who passed away while in care.

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