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COVID-19 Fifth Wave Resolved

As of March 6, 2022 Saint Lucia has diagnosed a total of 22,788 cases in country, with 82 active cases presently. The daily infection rate for the last 7 days is 7.6 per 100,000 population per day which represents a 27% reduction from last week, with a 9% average testing positivity rate and a transmission rate of 0.5. We have noted a total of 362 COVID-19 deaths.

There are 5 positive COVID-19 cases admitted at the Respiratory Hospital, 2 cases are severely ill. This past week the island continued to register low numbers of cases, and is presently at the baseline point in the epidemiological curve. The public health indicators are within normal range.

The 5th wave has been resolved. The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs has received confirmation of 17 new cases of the Omicron Variant. 11 are female and 6 are male. Most of the cases are from Castries, Gros-Islet and Laborie and range from 10 to 84 years.

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