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Saint Lucia Records 93 New Cases of COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE — On Tuesday January 4, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 93 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Monday January 3, 2022 at the Ezra Long Laboratory and Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited from a total of 273 samples, which were collected from January 1, 2022 to January 3, 2022.

This number of positive cases makes up 34.07% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 13, 974.

The Ministry of Health also reports three new COVID-19 deaths and one new COVID- 19 related death. To date, the total number of COVID-19 deaths in country is 234 and the total number of COVID-19 related deaths is 71.

COVID-19 death #232 is a 74 year old female from the Castries district. COVID-19 death #233 is a 72 year old male from the Laborie district. COVID-19 death #234 is a 70 year old female from the Micoud district. COVID-19 related death #71 is a 61 year old female from the Babonneau district.

These deaths occurred during the period November 17, 2021 to January 3, 2022.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 39 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 412. Currently, there are 24 positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital, of which one of these active cases is in critical care and eight of them are severely ill.

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