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SAINT LUCIA RECORDS EIGHT NEW CASES OF COVID-19

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Today, Wednesday October 28, 2020 the Ministry of Health & Wellness received confirmation of
eight new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases diagnosed to date in
country to 73. There are now 46 active cases isolated and in care.
Case #66 is a 33 year old female from the Laborie district
Case #67 is a 35 year old female from the Laborie district
Case #68 is a 62 year old female from the Vieux-Fort district
Case #69 is a 60 year old female from the Vieux-Fort district
Case #70 is a 37 year old female in quarantine at the Rodney Bay Public Medical Facility
Case #71 is a 21 year old male from the Gros-Islet district
Case #72 is a 29 year old female from the Castries district
Case #73 is a 23 year old female from the Castries district
Cases # 70, #71, #72 and #73 are linked to cases #41 and #58.
Case #66 is linked to case #61.
All cases, following testing for COVID-19, were placed in quarantine awaiting their results.
They have since been placed in isolation at the Respiratory Hospital.
It can be noted that there is a distribution of cases to additional districts, which points to the
widening in transmission of the virus across the island. We must remain vigilant. We must
remain committed to doing all within our control to limit the spread of COVID-19 amongst us.
Everyone needs to act responsibly to reduce our exposure to the virus.
Anyone with respiratory symptoms like cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat should not be at
work, socializing or in any public place. It is important that people who are unwell seek care
promptly at the closest Community Respiratory Clinic.
The Ministry of Health once more reminds everyone to:

  • wash and sanitize hands often throughout the day
  • always wear a mask while in public
  • maintain a separation of six feet from others while on public, which is about two arm’s
    length apart
    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 Off

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SAINT LUCIA RECORDS ITS FIFTH COVID-19 RELATED DEATH

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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