Saint Lucia records 25 new cases of COVID-19
Thursday, March 11, 2021
by Ministry of Health

Today Thursday March 11, 2021 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Ezra Long Laboratory of 25 new cases of COVID-19. These results are from a batch of 88 samples taken during the period March 8, 2021 to March 10, 2021. The samples were processed on March 10, 2021.

All of these individuals were seen at various community respiratory clinics where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19. In keeping with the COVID-19 testing protocol, they were each placed in home quarantine by healthcare practitioners while awaiting the return of their test results. Arrangements have since been made to place these individuals into isolation. The contact tracing for these new cases is currently underway.

Confirmation was also received today of the recovery of 26 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the total number of active cases currently recorded in country to date to 218. Presently, three of the active cases are requiring critical care at the Respiratory Hospital. The new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 3966.

The Ministry of Health is pleased to announce that as of yesterday March 10, 2021 Saint Lucia has vaccinated a total of 12, 624 individuals. Everyone interested in getting vaccinated are encouraged to pre-register ahead of time via the online platform or at the Community Wellness Centre nearest to you. 

The Ministry of Health continues to emphasize on the importance of practicing the infection prevention and control measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19:

  • -  Wash your hands frequently using soap and flowing water

  • -  Wear a mask in public places and ensure it covers the mouth, chin and nose

- Maintain a physical distance from others
- Use a bleach solution to sanitize frequently touched surfaces and frequently handled objects
- Avoid contact with other people who have flu-like symptoms

- If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, keep away from others and seek medical care

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