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Saint Lucia Records 56 New Cases of COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE — Today Wednesday May 4, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 56 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Tuesday May 3, 2022 from a total of 205 samples of which 191 samples were from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 14 samples from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited. These samples were collected from April 30, 2022 to May 3, 2022. This number of positive cases makes up 27.3% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 23, 538.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 23 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. The number of active cases in country to date is 212. Currently, there are seven positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital.

To date, a total of 53, 579 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 5, 329 are partially vaccinated and 7, 276 have received their booster shot.

Vaccination will take place tomorrow Thursday May 5, 2022 at various Wellness Centres as per the published COVID-19 vaccination schedule. Vaccination will be available from 9am to 4pm.

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