Castries, St Lucia: The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs of St Lucia confirmed that a total of 17 new cases of the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, June 20, 2022.
These samples were processed on Sunday, June 19, 2022, from a total of 100 samples, of which 95 samples were from the Ezra Long Laboratory and five samples from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited. These samples were collected from June 17, 2022to June 19, 2022. This number of positive cases makes up 17% of all the samples processed on that date.
With the emergence of the new cases of the COVID-19 pandemic, the toll of the confirmed cases of the pandemic stood at 26, 780.
Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 77 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in the country to date to 157. Currently, there are five positive cases of COVID-19 admitted to the Respiratory Hospital.
To date, a total of 54, 180 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 5, 332 are partially vaccinated, and 7, 566 have received their booster shot.
As per the vaccination status of St Lucia, the vaccination will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at various Wellness Centres as per the published COVID-19 vaccination schedule.
The timing for the vaccination will be available from 9 am to 4 pm.
Further, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs would always provide authentic information about the vaccination and COVID-19 pandemic so that people could have access to the information.
For more information, people could contact the Office of the Chief Medical Officer or the Epidemiology Unit at 468-5309/468-5317, respectively.