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Update on Managing the Increase in COVID-19 Cases

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs says it will continue to manage the fourth COVID-19 wave in country.

“From July 25, 2021 we note 2,583 cases at an average of 74 cases per day. Over the last 14 days we note 5 COVID-19 deaths and we have 1,970 active cases in country. The daily infection rate for the past week was 72.9 per 100,000 per day and an average of 132.0 cases per day.
In relation to this new wave, from July 25, 2021 2,583 persons were positive. 51% are in the age group 25-49 years. 59% of the cases are female,” stated the Ministry.

The Ministry said that the majority of the cases are from Castries, Gros- Islet, Babonneau and Dennery. Based on contact tracing data, the majority of the cases diagnosed are related to social activities. To date, from the positive cases diagnosed in country, 1.66% have been fully vaccinated.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs noted that it is working to strengthen the public health system to continue managing the increased cases.

“We continue to note high numbers as we test the contacts of cases. Also, based on the long incubation period of this virus we continue to test and isolate contacts. The response last weekend was not encouraging as the report from the enforcement agency included numerous breaches to curfew, large mass crowd activities at bars, beaches and private parties. We continue to ask the public to work with us and exhibit responsible behavior to manage this fourth COVID-19 wave,” stated the Ministry.

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