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Saint Lucia Records 12 New Cases of COVID-19

On Wednesday July 21, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 12 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. These results are from a batch of 226 samples taken during the period July 13, 2021 to July 20, 2021. These samples were processed on July 20, 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 each placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners awaiting receipt of their test results.

Arrangements have been made to place these newly diagnosed individuals in isolation. The contact tracing for these individuals is underway.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 9 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 100. Presently, all of the active cases are doing well. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 5496.

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