SAINT LUCIA RECORDS 35 NEW CASES OF COVID-19
20 May 2021
The Ministry of Health and Wellness yesterday received confirmation of 35 new cases of COVID-19 from the Ezra Long Laboratory. This is from a total of 243 samples taken during the period May 15 to 17.
All of these individuals were seen in community at various respiratory clinics where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19. In-keeping with the national COVID-19 testing protocol, they were placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting the return of their test results. Arrangements have since been made to place these newly diagnosed individuals in isolation.
The contact tracing for these new cases is underway. Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 4 individuals bringing the total number of active cases in country to date to 244. At present, one of the active cases is requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 4906.
As of May 18, a total of 26, 905 individuals have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 17, 301 individuals have received the second dose. Today Thursday, the health team will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Vigie Sports Complex and the Phillip Marcellin Grounds.
This COVID-19 vaccination drive will cater to general population (18 years and older) for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as individuals for the second dose of the vaccine.