Saint Lucia Records 17 New Cases of COVID-19

On Thursday August 5, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of 17 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. These results are from a batch of 150 samples taken on August 3, 2021 and August 4, 2021. The samples were processed on August 4, 2021.

The Ministry of Health also reports one new COVID-19 death.

To date, the total number of COVID-19 deaths in country is 63 and the total number of COVID-19 related deaths is 27. COVID-19 death #63 is a 53 year old female from the Gros-Islet district. The Ministry of Health sympathizes with the family, friends and loved ones of this individual.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 6 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 189. Presently, three of the active cases are requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.

The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 5688.

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