Saint Lucia Records 19 New Cases of COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE — The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs today Monday, September 27, 2021, confirms a total of nineteen (19) new cases of COVID-19. These cases were processed on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the Ezra Long Laboratory from a total of 90 samples which were collected between September 25 and 26, 2021. This number of positive cases makes up 21.1% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in- country to date to 11,250.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 720 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in-country to 1469. Two (2) individuals are in critical state while eleven (11) others are severely ill at the Respiratory Hospital.

To date, a total of 35,793 individuals have received the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and 29,423 have received the second dose. A total of 9, 270 individuals have received the first dose and 1,738 individuals have received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Vaccinations will continue tomorrow Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the Vieux Fort Parish Hall, La Ressource Constituency Council and the Gros- Islet Human Resource Centre. The vaccine will also be given at People’s Discount Drugstore on Victoria Street in Castries by appointment only. Vaccinations are scheduled for distribution at all sites from 9 am to 4pm.

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