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Saint Lucia records 23 new cases of COVID-19

On Saturday March 6, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 23 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. These results are from a batch of 172 samples taken during the period March 3, 2021 to March 5, 2021. These samples were processed on March 5, 2021.

These individuals were seen at various respiratory clinics in communities where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19. In-keeping with the national COVID-19 testing protocol, they were placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners awaiting receipt of their test results.

Arrangements have been made to place these new cases 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 3866.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 108 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 253. Presently, two of the active cases are requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.

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