Saint Lucia’s Chief Medical Officer has reported that of Saint Lucia’s 25 COVID-19 cases to date, 22 have fully recovered while 3 patients remain in care at the Respiratory Hospital and remain stable.
“Two of the patients have recovered clinically and do not show any signs and symptoms of
COVID-19, however they still record positive COVID-19 test results,” Dr. Sharon Belmar-George disclosed.
She made the comments in a statement Tuesday.
According to the Chief Medical Officer, the last confirmed case of COVID-19 here is an 86 year old gentleman who is recovering well in care.
Belmar-George said all of the family members, friends and health care workers disclosed to the contact tracing team have been screened and tested.
She observed that to date, the results have been negative.
“The health team continues to monitor and investigate the source of infection,” Belmar-George stated.
She disclosed that a total of 3,548 tests have been conducted to date.
“As we continue with the phased re-opening of the country, the risk for introduction of COVID-19 has increased,” Belmar-George explained.
She advised the public that all protocols are still in place, including the reduced
numbers for public transportation and protocols for private sector establishments.
“These also include the use of face masks in public and maintaining safe physical distance from others,” the Chief Medical Officer noted.
“The Ministry of Health once again reiterates the importance of quarantine for returning nationals and visitors as it is a great measure in minimizing the risk of transmitting COVID-19. It is with this, we ask people to adhere to the 14 day quarantine time and for those in home quarantine to stay there for the full period of time,” Belmar-George said.
She appealed to everyone to continue supporting the national effort to minimize the threat of COVID-19.
She explained that this action is expected to protect the health and safety of every individual in the country.