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Saint Lucia Records 66 New Cases of COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE — Today Wednesday June 8, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 66 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Tuesday June 7, 2022 from a total of 206 samples of which 179 samples were from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 27 samples from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited. These samples were collected from June 4, 2022 to June 7, 2022. This number of positive cases makes up 32% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 26, 316.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 90 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. The number of active cases in country to date is 468. Currently, there are twenty positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital, of which one of them is critically ill.

To date, a total of 54, 052 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 5, 341 are partially vaccinated and 7, 507 have received their booster shot.

Vaccination will resume tomorrow Thursday June 9, 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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