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20/04/2022
Issues and Answers (April 8, 2022)

ISSUES AND ANSWERS (April 8, 2022) - Founders speak on a new mobile web application, Travel Jamii, that is aimed at promoting travel within the Caribbean.

20/04/2022

Issues and Answers (8th April 2022)

19/04/2022

Pigeon Island & Tete Paul

SAINT LUCIA RECORDS 12 NEW CASES OF COVID-19Today Tuesday April 19, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Af...
19/04/2022

SAINT LUCIA RECORDS 12 NEW CASES OF COVID-19

Today Tuesday April 19, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 12 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Monday April 18, 2022 from a total of 139 samples of which 110 samples were from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 29 samples from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited. These samples were collected from April 16, 2022 to April 18, 2022. This number of positive cases makes up 8.6% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 23, 123.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 31 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 56. Currently, there are 4 positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital.

To date, a total of 53, 406 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 5, 362 are partially vaccinated and 7, 201 have received their booster shot.

Vaccination will take place on Wednesday April 20, 2022 at various Wellness Centres as per the published COVID-19 vaccination schedule. Vaccination will be available from 9am to 4pm.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs will continue providing daily updates to the public as new information becomes available. For more information, please contact the Office of the Chief Medical Officer or the Epidemiology Unit, at 468-5309/468-5317 respectively.

19/04/2022
Saint Lucia confirms new variant of concern Omicron BA.2 lineage (April 19, 2022)

SAINT LUCIA CONFIRMS NEW VARIANT OF CONCERN
As of April 17, 2022 Saint Lucia has diagnosed a total of 23,111 cases in country, with 70 active cases presently. The daily infection rate for the last 7 days is 6.8 per 100,000 population per day which represents a 7% increase from last week, with an 11% average testing positivity rate and a transmission rate of 1.2. We have noted a total of 367 COVID19 deaths. We have 9 positive COVID-19 cases admitted at the Respiratory Hospital. This past week we continue to register cases daily, we note increases in our public health indicators.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs recently received new gene sequencing results from the Caribbean Public Health Agency CARPHA. The results indicate the presence of both the Omicron BA1 and BA2 Lineages. The Omicron Variant BA1 which has been circulating since February 2022 was confirmed in 11 of the samples sequenced. 2 cases of the Omicron BA2 Variant was confirmed. Of the 2 cases of Omicron BA2 diagnosed; 1 is a male national from Anse La Raye and 1 is a female non-national from Gros- Islet.

The Omicron BA2 variant is responsible for the new waves noted in Barbados, Martinique and the developed countries. The Omicron Variant remains the dominant variant circulating globally and has replaced all other circulating variants in most countries. Although there is reduced SARS-CoV-2 testing globally from the beginning of 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic continues with intense transmission and death particularly in high-risk populations and the unvaccinated.

The Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, Johnson and Johnson and Moderna vaccines are available at the various wellness centres. The booster vaccine is also available for persons who have been fully vaccinated for over 6 months. Everyone who has not been vaccinated is urged to get vaccinated urgently.

As we strive to live safely with COVID-19 and remove restrictive measures and open up the country, it is important that our public health protective measures are in place especially to protect the most vulnerable.

The Ministry of Health appeals to all organizations, public and private sector to ensure the maintenance of the public health protocols. Let us strive to sustain the low number of COVID19 cases as we live, work, study and recreate safely with COVID-19. For more information, please contact the Office of the Chief Medical Officer or the Epidemiology Unit, at 468-5309/468-5317 respectively.

19/04/2022
School Feeding Program Chef Training ends

SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME CHEF TRAINING ENDS: School chefs across Saint Lucia have received training to improve their capacity to incorporate healthy foods into school lunches.

19/04/2022
Call for Artistes to Showcase Work at Group Art Exhibition

CALL FOR ARTISTES : A call is being made for artistes to register to submit pieces for an art exhibition hosted by the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in collaboration with the Organization of Americas States (OAS) under the theme ‘Stories of Courage in Americans; Resistance to Slavery, Unity against Racism’.

SAINT LUCIA RECORDS 17 NEW CASES OF COVID-19The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs late Sunday April 17, 2...
19/04/2022

SAINT LUCIA RECORDS 17 NEW CASES OF COVID-19

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs late Sunday April 17, 2022 received confirmation of a total of 17 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Saturday April 16, 2022 from a total of 202 samples of which 172 samples were from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 30 samples from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited. These samples were collected from April 14, 2022 to April 16, 2022. This number of positive cases makes up 8.4% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 23, 111.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 7 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 70. Currently, there are 9 positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital.

To date, a total of 53, 406 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 5, 362 are partially vaccinated and 7, 201 have received their booster shot.

Vaccination will resume on Tuesday April 19, 2022 at various Wellness Centres as per the published COVID-19 vaccination schedule. Vaccination will be available from 9am to 4pm.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs will continue providing daily updates to the public as new information becomes available. For more information, please contact the Office of the Chief Medical Officer or the Epidemiology Unit, at 468-5309/468-5317 respectively.

INCREASED RISK OF DROWNING DURING EASTER SEASONThe Easter season comes with the opportunity for many adults and children...
17/04/2022

INCREASED RISK OF DROWNING DURING EASTER SEASON
The Easter season comes with the opportunity for many adults and children to access several waterways including the beach front, for recreation and relaxation. The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs recognizes the increased risk for drowning and near drowning around the Easter Season. As a result, the Ministry of Health encourages all to exercise caution when at the beach and other large bodies of water that presents the risk for drowning.

Special attention must be paid to children, especially those who cannot swim, as they can wander away from groups and find themselves in pools, rivers and the sea without the knowledge of their accompanying parents or guardians. So let us be vigilant and safe as we enjoy the Easter Season.

Once again, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs wishes everyone a safe and happy Easter.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Chief Medical Officer or the Epidemiology Unit, at 468-5309/468-5317 respectively.

SAINT LUCIA RECORDS 21 NEW CASES OF COVID-19Today Friday April 15, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Aff...
17/04/2022

SAINT LUCIA RECORDS 21 NEW CASES OF COVID-19
Today Friday April 15, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 21 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Thursday April 14, 2022 from a total of 236 samples of which 222 samples were from the Ezra Long Laboratory and 14 samples from the Laboratory Services and Consultations Limited. These samples were collected from April 12, 2022 to April 14, 2022. This number of positive cases makes up 8.9% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 23, 094.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 9 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 74. Currently, there are nine positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital.

The Ministry of Health also reports one new COVID-19 death. To date, the total number of COVID-19 deaths in country is 274 and the total number of COVID-19 related deaths is 93.

COVID-19 death #274 is a 91 year old male from the Soufriere district who passed away on April 8, 2022 The Ministry of Health extends condolences to the family and loved ones of this gentleman.

To date, a total of 53, 406 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 5, 362 are partially vaccinated and 7, 201 have received their booster shot.

Vaccination will resume tomorrow Saturday April 16, 2022 at various Wellness Centres as per the published COVID-19 vaccination schedule. Vaccination will be available from 9am to 12 noon.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs will continue providing daily updates to the public as new information becomes available. For more information please contact the Office of the Chief Medical Officer or the Epidemiology Unit, at 468-5309/468-5317 respectively.

14/04/2022
HIGHLIGHTS - World Bank donates vehicles

HIGHLIGHTS - WORLD BANK DONATES VEHICLES
The Environmental Health Division in the Ministry of Health recently received a donation of three vehicles from the World Bank through the OECS Regional Health Project. The three vehicles donated by the OECS Regional Health Project cost a total of EC $361, 400.
https://www.govt.lc/news/division-of-environmental-health-receives-vehicles-from-world-bank

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14/04/2022

Mud Bath

SAINT LUCIA RECORDS EIGHT NEW CASES OF COVID-19Today Thursday April 14, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderl...
14/04/2022

SAINT LUCIA RECORDS EIGHT NEW CASES OF COVID-19

Today Thursday April 14, 2022 the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs confirms a total of 8 new cases of COVID-19. These samples were processed on Wednesday April 13, 2022 from a total of 28 samples. These samples were collected on April 12, 2022 and April 13, 2022. This number of positive cases makes up 28.6% of all the samples processed on that date. These new cases bring the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 23,073.

Confirmation was also received of the recovery of 17 individuals diagnosed with COVID-19. This brings the number of active cases in country to date to 62. Currently, there are 9 positive cases of COVID-19 admitted at the Respiratory Hospital.

To date, a total of 53, 393 individuals have been fully vaccinated. Another 5, 362 are partially vaccinated and 7, 200 have received their booster shot.

Vaccination will resume on Saturday April 16, 2022 at various Wellness Centres as per the published COVID-19 vaccination schedule. Vaccination will be available from 9am to 12noon.

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs will continue providing daily updates to the public as new information becomes available. For more information, please contact the Office of the Chief Medical Officer or the Epidemiology Unit, at 468-5309/468-5317 respectively.

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