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St Lucia records 115 new cases of COVID

26 August 2021

The Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed another 115 new cases of COVID-19. These cases were processed at the Ezra Long Laboratory from a batch of 364 samples. They bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 7,536.

The Ministry of Health also reported two new COVID-19 related deaths. To date, the total number of COVID-19 deaths in country is 71 and the total number of COVID-19 related deaths is 30. COVID 19 related death #29 is a 25 year old male from the Vieux-Fort district. COVID-19 related death #30 is a 76 year old female from the Castries district.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 59 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the total number of active cases currently in country to date to 1,600. Three of the active cases are in critical care at the Respiratory Hospital.

On Monday, the Ministry of Health commenced the administering of the Pfizer vaccine. In accordance with the World Health Organization’s recommendations for the administering of the Pfizer vaccine, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination is available to individuals aged 12 years and older.

Following the commencement of Pfizer vaccination in Saint Lucia, a total of 621 first doses and 16 second doses have been administered. Individuals who received their first dose of either the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine in another jurisdiction can received their second dose in Saint Lucia once the appropriate vaccination record can be presented to health officials.

Today Thursday, the COVID-19 vaccines will be given at the Beane Field Secondary School in Vieux-Fort, the Vigie Sports Complex in Castries and People’s Discount on St. Louis Street by appointment only. The vaccine is also available at the various wellness centers around the island free of charge.

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