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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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SAINT LUCIA RECORDS ITS SECOND COVID-19 DEATH

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SAINT LUCIA RECORDS ITS SECOND COVID-19 DEATH

Tonight Tuesday November 10, 2020 the Ministry of Health received confirmation of its second
death of COVID-19. The individual is a 78 year old male from the Gros-Islet district. He had
presented to a health care facility where he was tested for COVID-19. He was placed in
isolation at the Respiratory Hospital and on Saturday November 7, 2020 results were received
confirming a COVID-19 diagnosis. While at the facility the patient required critical care.
Contact tracing in relation to this case was undertaken and close contacts have been tested and
where required, placed in care.

The Ministry of Health extends sympathy to the family of this individual who are going through
this loss of their loved one. This loss is also felt by us within the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry of Health shall provide further updates as more 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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