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Saint Lucia records 61 new cases of COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE — The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs today Sunday August 29, 2021 confirmation was received of 61 new cases of COVID-19. These cases were processed at the Ezra Long Laboratory on Saturday August 28, 2021 from a batch of 296 samples. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 8111.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 33 COVID-19 cases bringing the current number of active cases in country to date to 1970. Two of these active cases are in critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.

The Ministry of Health advises everyone to continue practicing habits such as hand hygiene, wearing of face masks in public and maintaining distance from others in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Individuals are also encouraged to get vaccinated and access this service at the various vaccination sites and wellness centers. To date, a total of 34, 837 individuals have received the first dose of the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine and 27, 706 have received the second dose. Since the commencement of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 1,913 individuals have received the first dose and 67 individuals for the second dose. Anyone planning to be vaccinated tomorrow Monday, August 30, 2021 can visit the Vigie Sports Complex and the Soufriere Hospital.

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