Saint Lucia Records 85 New Cases of COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE — Today Sunday September 19, 2021 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 85 new cases of COVID-19. These cases were processed on Saturday September 18, 2021 at the Ezra Long Laboratory from a total of 278 samples. This number of positive cases makes up 30.6% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 10, 605.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 205 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in country to 2274. Three of these active cases are currently critical and twelve of them are severely ill at the Respiratory Hospital.

To date, a total of 35, 561 individuals have received the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and 29, 018 have received the second dose. A total of 7, 870 individuals have received the first dose and 128 individuals have received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Tomorrow Monday, September 20, 2021 the vaccine will be administered at the Vigie Sports Complex and the Soufriere Hospital from 9am to 4pm. Individuals can also call the Community Wellness Centre to make an appointment to get vaccinated.

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