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Saint Lucia Records 10 New Cases of COVID-19

The Ministry of Health and Wellness on Sunday July 18, 2021 received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 10 new cases of COVID-19. This is from a batch of 182 samples taken during the period July 15, 2021 to July 17, 2021. These samples were processed on July 17, 2021.

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 COVID-19 testing protocol, they were 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 new cases is underway.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 13 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 119. Presently, one of the active cases is requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 5480.

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