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SAINT LUCIA RECORDS CASES #49, #50, #51 AND #52 OF COVID-19

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SAINT LUCIA RECORDS CASES #49, #50, #51 AND #52 OF COVID-19
Today, Saturday October 24, 2020 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation
of four new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases diagnosed to date in
country to 52.
Two of the four new cases were identified through the contact tracing process and were already
in quarantine. This brings the total number of active confirmed cases currently isolated in care
to 25.
Case number 49 is a 35 year old female, a close contact of case number 39 identified through
the contact tracing process and placed in quarantine. She is currently asymptomatic and from the
Gros-Islet district.
Case number 50 is a 40 year old female who accessed care at one of the Respiratory Clinic with
signs and symptoms of COVID-19. She is from the Gros-Islet district.
Case number 51 is a 45 year old female who accessed care at one of the Respiratory Clinic with
signs and symptoms of COVID-19. She was placed in quarantine. She is from the Vieux-Fort
district.
Case number 52 is a 46 year old female, a close contact of case number 37 identified through
the contact tracing process and placed in quarantine. She is from the Castries district.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is aware that the sudden spike in cases has raised alarm and
created tremendous concern among our citizens. This is indeed understandable. However, it is
important that we all remain focused on sticking to infection prevention and control measures. By so
doing, even if we unknowingly come into contact with someone who is infected with the virus, our
adherence to the recommended measures can protect us and others from the infection. By keeping to
the infection prevention and control guidelines the spread of virus from one person to another can be
stopped. The Ministry of Health makes a strong appeal to everyone that if you are experiencing
respiratory symptoms which include cough, sore throat, fever, please promptly seek care at the
closest respiratory clinic.
We are now in the midst of the traditional Jounen Kweyol weekend. However, this year we need to
make a small sacrifice for the benefit of all, by limiting our celebration to members of our
household. By so doing, we will be protecting the health of everyone.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing regular updates as new information
becomes available.

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