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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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