Saint Lucia Records 6 New Cases of COVID-19

On Monday July 12, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 6 new cases of COVID-19. This is from a batch of 175 samples taken during the period July 8, 2021 to July 11, 2021. These samples were processed on July 11, 2021.

The 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 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.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 3 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 130. 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 5416.

As of July 9, 2021 a total of 31, 286 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 22, 569 individuals have received the second dose.

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