A female national who returned to Saint Lucia on Friday, August 21, was found unresponsive in her room at one of the national quarantine sites, it has been disclosed.
Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George said in a statement Monday that nurses made the discovery on Sunday, August 23, 2020 during a routine review.
Belmar-George explained that the 48 year old woman was rushed to the hospital via ambulance and is presently in the Intensive Care Unit at the Owen King EU hospital receiving care.
“The COVID19 test conducted on this patient was negative,” the Chief Medical Officer revealed.
“The medical team is presently conducting the necessary investigations to determine the cause of her condition and to clinically manage the patient. Further updates on this patient and the national COVID -19 response will be provided,” Belmar-George stated.
She observed that in Saint Lucia, to date a total of 5,138 COVID-19 tests have been conducted out of which 26 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded.
Of these 26 cases, 25 have fully recovered.
The last case, which was recorded on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, is a repatriated national who is presently in care and stable at the Respiratory Hospital, according to Belmar-George.