82 Year Old Castries Woman Among New COVID-19 Cases

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Press Release:  Yesterday, Friday December 4, 2020, the Ministry of Health received a batch of 124 test results, all of which were negative.

Today Saturday December 5, 2020 the Ministry of Health received a batch of 141 more test results.

Of these, 138 were negative and three were positive.

This brings the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 265.

  • Case #263 is a 26 year old female from the Castries district
  • Case #264 is a 31 year old female from the Vieux-Fort district
  • Case #265 is an 82 year old female from the Castries district
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These individuals were seen at a community respiratory facility where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19.

They were all placed in quarantine by the health practitioners while awaiting the return of their test results.

Epidemiological link has been established for case #265.

Investigations are on-going by the contact tracing team to determine epidemiological links for the other two cases.

As per protocol, arrangements have been made for the placement of these individuals into isolation.

The Ministry of Health is pleased to announce seventeen COVID-19 recoveries from Thursday, December 5, 2020 to today Saturday December 5, 2020 bringing the new total number of active cases currently in country to 105.

To date, Saint Lucia has recorded a total of 158 recoveries in country.

At present, all of the active cases are stable and doing well.

The support of everyone is needed to reduce the spread of the virus by maintaining the recommended infection prevention and control measures.

– Wash and sanitize hands often during the day
– Wear a mask every time while in public and ensure it covers both the mouth and nose
– Maintain a distance of six feet from others which is about two arm’s length apart
– Sanitize frequently touched surfaces using a bleach solution
– 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
immediately at the closest community respiratory clinic

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

Headline photo: courtesy J C Gellidon

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