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Saint Lucia Records 79 New Cases of COVID-19

On Monday August 22, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs reported a total of 79 new cases of COVID-19 from samples processed on Friday August 19, 2022 and Saturday August 20, 2022. This is from a total of 322 samples, of which 280 samples are from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 42 samples from Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited.

The samples were collected from August 16, 2022 to August 20, 2022. The number of positive cases makes up 24.5% of all the samples processed on these dates. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 28, 621.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 55 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 150. Currently, there are six positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital.

The Ministry of Health also reports one new COVID-19 death. To date, the total number of COVID-19 deaths in country is 292 and the total number of COVID-19 related deaths is 99.

COVID-19 death #292 is a 76 year old female from the Dennery district who passed away on August 17, 2022.

To date, a total of 54, 750 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 5, 172 are partially vaccinated and 7, 775 have received their booster shot.

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