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SAINT LUCIA RECORDS ITS FIRST COVID-19 DEATH

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SAINT LUCIA RECORDS ITS FIRST COVID-19 DEATH

The Ministry of Health today, Tuesday November 10, 2020, received confirmation of its first
COVID-19 death in country. The individual is a 47 year old male from the Micoud District. He
presented at one of our hospitals due to the complications of underlying medical conditions
where he was treated and being managed for these issues. As part of his care, he was also
assessed and swabbed for COVID-19 and his results returned today as positive for the virus.
Investigations and contact tracing in relation to this case are currently on-going.

The Ministry of Health extends our greatest sympathies to his family and loved ones. This is
indeed a difficult time for them all and this loss is also being felt by us within the Ministry of
Health.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing updates as information becomes
available.

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19 SAINT LUCIANS TEST POSITIVE FOR BRITISH VARIANT

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A total of 41 people have so far tested positive for British [UK] variant of the COVID-19 virus. The Health Ministry, on June 14, reported 19 Saint Lucian were recently diagnosed positive for the British [UK] variant.

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BCF inmates voluntarily receive Covid-19 vaccines

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Covid-19 vaccinations have begun at the Bordelais Correctional Facility, with at just under half of its population receiving the second dose, as of Thursday, June 10. BCF Director, Hilary Herman disclosed that staff and inmates are being administered the vaccine voluntarily.

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SAINT LUCIA’S LEFTOVER COVID-19 VACCINES EXPIRE IN JUNE

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MBC Prime can confirm some of the Health Ministry’s unused COVID-19 vaccine stock is weeks away from expiring. Fewer Saint Lucians are coming out to get the AstraZeneca jab which has resulted in a drop in the vaccination rate. In the face of vaccine hesitancy, the Health Ministry set an ambitious four month target to fully immunize more than 120,000 people against the COVID-19 virus.

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