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Saint Lucia Records 12 New Cases of COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE — Today Friday April 8, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs received confirmation of a total of 12 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Thursday April 7, 2022 from a total of 132 samples of which 119 samples were from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 13 samples from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited. These samples were collected on April 6, 2022 and April 7, 2022. This number of positive cases makes up 9.1% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 23, 010.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 3 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 35. Currently, there are 6 positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital.

To date, a total of 53, 278 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 5, 362 are partially vaccinated and 7, 130 have received their booster shot.

Vaccination will take place tomorrow Saturday April 9, 2022 at various Wellness Centres as per the published COVID-19 vaccination schedule. Vaccination will be available from 9am to 12noon.

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