With an average of 86 cases of COVID-19 daily since July 25 this year, Saint Lucia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, has reiterated a call to members of the public to be vigilant, declaring that the country has not yet peaked.
In a statement Monday, Belmar-George disclosed that from July 25, Saint Lucia noted 3,621 cases and 24 COVID-19 deaths at a case fatality rate of 0.7% with an average age of 66 years.
She noted that the majority of the COVID-19 cases are from Castries, Gros Islet, Babonneau and Dennery districts.
And the CMO revealed that based on contact tracing data, the majority of the COVID-19 cases diagnosed are related to social activities.
Nevertheless, she explained that at this stage of the outbreak, officials note increasing cases at work places and spread between families.
“We have not peaked as yet and continue to note increases from the past week and increases in deaths,” Belmar-George stated.
She said the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Elderly Affairs continues to work to strengthen the public health system to continue managing the increased COVID-19 cases an urged members of the public to work with the authorities and exhibit responsible behaviour to manage the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Headline photo: Dr. Sharon Belmar-George stock image