Saint Lucia has recorded another 16 cases of COVID-19, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George announced Tuesday.
In a statement, reproduced below, Belmar-George disclosed that fourteen of the patients are returning nationals who were in government quarantine.
Today Tuesday December 22, 2020 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of sixteen new cases of COVID-19.
This is from a total of 162 samples tested.
This brings the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 303.
One case is a 31 year old female non-national who was tested as per national protocol.
This individual was placed in quarantine at a COVID-19 certified hotel and has now been transferred into isolation upon receipt of the result.
Fourteen of the sixteen cases are returning nationals who were within a government quarantine facility.
Case # 288 is a 34 year old female
Case # 290 isa44 year old male
Case # 291 is a 27 year old male
Case # 292 is a 35 year old male
Case # 294 is a 39 year old male
Case # 295 is a 27 year old male
Case # 296 is a 45 year old female
Case # 297 is a 30 year old male
Case # 298 is a 35 year old male
Case # 299 is a 23 year old male Case # 300 is a 45 year old male
Case # 301 is a 41 year old male
Case # 302 is a 47 year old male
Case # 303 is a 22 year old male
They have all been transferred into isolation upon receipt of their positive test results.
One case is a 22 year old male national from the Gros-Islet who is the contact of a previously diagnosed case.
The individual had been tested and placed in quarantine pending the receipt of his test results.
Arrangements have been made for his placement in isolation.
Today Saint Lucia also recorded a total of two recoveries bringing the total number of active cases to 35.
All cases are currently in care are stable and none require critical care.
The Ministry of Health once again appeals to all members of the public to continue practicing the infection prevention and control measures as part of our national efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
This further emphasizes the importance of quarantine as an effective measure to control, contain and reduce the transmission of COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing updates as new information becomes available.