COVID-19: Saint Lucia Records 22 New Cases

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Press Release:- The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs today Sunday, October 17, 2021, confirms a total of twenty-two (22) new cases of COVID-19. These cases were processed on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Ezra Long Laboratory from a total of 140 samples which were collected between October 15 and October 16, 2021.

This number of positive cases makes up 15.7% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in-country to date to 12,228.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 46 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in-country to 550.

Currently, ten (10) individuals are severely ill at the Respiratory Hospital. To date, a total of 36,437 individuals have received the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID- 19 vaccine and 30,579 have received the second dose. A total of 12,646 individuals have received the first dose and 7,038 individuals have received the second dose of the Pfizer
vaccine.

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Vaccinations will resume tomorrow Monday, October 18, 2021 at the Vigie Sports Complex and the Soufriere Hospital. Vaccinations are scheduled for distribution at both sites from 9 am to 4 pm.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs will continue providing daily updates to the public as new information becomes available.

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