Connect with us

COVID-19

SAINT LUCIA RECORDS CASES #124 TO #131 OF COVID-19

Published

on

Press Release
SAINT LUCIA RECORDS CASES #124 TO #131 OF COVID-19
Today, Sunday November 8, 2020 the Ministry of Health received confirmation of eight new cases
of COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 131.
Case #124 is a 60 year old female from the Gros-Islet district
Case #125 is a 32 year old male from the Choiseul district
Case #126 is a 35 year old female from the Choiseul district
Case #127 is a 31 year old male from the Choiseul district
Case #128 is a 64 year old female from the Castries district
Case #129 is a 28 year old male from the Gros-Islet district
Case #130 is a 38 year old female from the Castries district
Case #131 is a 58 year old male from the Gros-Islet district
All of the cases, following testing for COVID-19, were placed in quarantine awaiting their test
results. Six of these cases were identified through the contact tracing process and epidemiological
links have been established for six of these cases.
Cases #124 and #131 are linked to case #78. Cases #126 and #127 are linked to case #68. Cases #129 and

130 are linked to cases #70, #71, #72 and #73. As per protocol, arrangements have been made for thetransfer of these individuals into care.
These new cases now bring the number of active cases currently in country to 99. All cases remain stable
and there are no cases requiring critical care.
As we note the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in country, we need to stick to the basic
measures for infection prevention and control. Handwashing remains the standard for interrupting the
spread of infections like the COVID-19 virus. Handwashing, in combination with the wearing of a mask
when in public, will offer significant protection from being infected with the virus. It is also important
that if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, that health services are accessed at the nearest
respiratory clinic. These community respiratory clinics are Gros-Islet Polyclinic, La Clery Wellness
Centre, Dennery Hospital, Vieux-Fort Wellness Centre and Soufriere Hospital. We take this opportunity
to remind everyone that while experiencing respiratory symptoms, to avoid social gatherings and remain
at home until recovery. Continue daily practicing the other guidelines which include:

  • when handwashing is not possible, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • maintain a separation of six feet from others which is about two arm’s length apart
  • immediately seek medical care if experiencing respiratory symptoms which include fever,
    cough, shortness of breath, sore throat
  • be sure to avoid contact with people who are experiencing respiratory symptoms
    All these practices, when done together, will significantly reduce the likelihood of being infected with the
    virus.
    The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing updates 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

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

COVID-19

SAINT LUCIA RECORDS ITS FIFTH COVID-19 RELATED DEATH

Published

on

By

Press Release
Today Thursday December 17, 2020 the Ministry of Health received confirmation
of one new case of COVID-19. This is from a total of 145 samples tested with 1
positive and 144 negatives. This brings the total number of cases diagnosed in
country to date to 279.
Case #279 is a 39 year old male from the Gros-Islet district who is also recorded
as Saint Lucia’s fifth COVID-19 related death.
Yesterday Wednesday December 16, 2020, case #279 came into a respiratory
facility as a critical patient with other severe underlying medical conditions. At the
time of admission, the individual was assessed and tested for COVID-19. The
individual passed away while in care. An epidemiological link has not been
established for this case. Investigations are on-going by the contact tracing team to
determine any possible existence of an epidemiological link for this case.

The Ministry of Health expresses condolences to the family and loved ones of the
individual. The Ministry sympathies with the family during this time of loss.

It is important that we continue practicing the infection prevention and control
guidelines to minimize the spread of the virus.

  • Wash your hands during the day using soap and flowing water
  • Wear a mask in public places and ensure it covers the mouth, chin and nose
  • Maintain a distance of six feet 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 at the closest community respiratory clinic
    The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing updates 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

Continue Reading

COVID-19

ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES DROPS FROM A HIGH OF 146 TO 28 IN UNDER THREE WEEKS

Published

on

By

In less than three weeks, Saint Lucia’s active COVID-19 case count has gone down from a high point of 146 cases on November 29 to just 28 active cases as of December 16. The dramatic drop in active cases does suggest the island’s COVID-19 curve is flat lining. The improvement comes less than a fortnight after the United States Center for Disease Control issued a ‘Level 3’ travel advisory to discourage nonessential travel to Saint Lucia.

Continue Reading

COVID-19

WILL ST LUCIA ACCEPT INT’L VISITORS RECENTLY EVACUATED FROM SANDALS GRENADA?

Published

on

By

Evacuations have begun at a Sandals hotel in Grenada after more than 20 COVID-19 cases were confirmed there. The rest of the hotel’s guests have been offered the option of relocating to Sandals properties on neighboring islands. On Tuesday, Tourism Minister Dominic Fedee said a decision to take in the now displaced Grenada based holiday-makers has not been reached.

Continue Reading

Trending