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Saint Lucia Records 42 New Cases of COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE — Today Monday September 6, 2021 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 42 new cases of COVID-19. These cases were processed on Sunday September 5, 2021 at the Ezra Long Laboratory from a batch of 78 samples. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 9191.

The Ministry of Health also reports one new COVID-19 death and one new COVID-19 related death. To date, the total number of COVID-19 deaths in country is 85 and the total number of COVID-19 related deaths is 33. COVID-19 death #85 is a 69 year old female from the Babonneau district. COVID-19 related death #33 is a 73 year old female from the Micoud district. The Ministry of Health extends condolences to the families, friends and loved ones of these individuals.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 67 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing the number of active cases in country to date to 2364. Two of these active cases are currently critical and eleven of them are severely ill at the Respiratory Hospital.

To date, a total of 35, 026 individuals have received the first dose of the Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine and 28, 125 have received the second dose. For the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 4, 463 individuals have received the first dose and 72 individuals have received the second dose. Tomorrow Tuesday, September 7, 2021 the vaccine will be given at the Vieux-Fort RC Parish Hall, the Gros-Islet Human Resource Center, the La Ressource Constituency Council Dennery and the People’s Discount Drugstore at Victoria Street (by appointment only) from 9am to 4pm. Individuals can also call the Community Wellness Center to make an appointment to get vaccinated.

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