Monday, June 14, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 5 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. This is from a batch of 143 samples that were taken from June 11 to June 13. They were all processed on Sunday, June 13.
These newly diagnosed individuals were seen at various community respiratory clinics, where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19. In keeping with the national COVID19 testing protocol, they were each placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting receipt of their COVID-19 test results. Arrangements have since been made to place them in isolation. The contact tracing for these newly diagnosed individuals is underway.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness has also received news of the recovery of 7 individuals, meaning that over 5000 of our fellow Saint Lucians have now successfully recovered from COVID-19. The total number of active cases in country stands at 95. All active cases are doing well and, at this time, none of them require intensive care.
The new positives bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 5185.