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Saint Lucia records 1 new case of COVID-19, 14 Recoveries

On Sunday April 11, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 1 new case of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. This is from a batch of 89 samples taken on April 9, 2021 and April 10, 2021. These samples were processed on April 10, 2021.

This individual was seen at one of the community respiratory clinics, assessed and tested for COVID-19. In-keeping with the national COVID-19 testing protocol, they were each placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting receipt of the test results. Arrangements have since been made to place the individual in isolation and commence contact tracing for this new case.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 14 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 105. Presently, three of the active cases require critical care at the Respiratory Hospital. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4348.

The Ministry of Health is pleased to announce that as of April 9, 2021 a total of 23, 257 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 9 individuals have received the second dose.

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