Health and Wellness Minister Mary Isaac has declared that among countries of the region, Saint Lucia has the lowest COVID-19 rate.
“That is to say that we with our 25 cases, we have the least cases of COVID-19 in the region,” the Minister said.
She made the disclosure Monday to reporters here.
Saint Lucia, not for the first time, has no COVID-19 positive patients, Isaac revealed.
She also noted that there have been zero deaths locally from the virus.
Senator Isaac described the development as being ‘quite an accomplishment’.
She asserted that the measures the country has adopted have worked in its favour.
Isaac thanked all Saint Lucians who have contributed ‘towards this magnificent accomplishment.’
However she warned that Saint Lucia is not out of the woods since there is no COVID-19 vaccine and the Island’s borders are open, especially to the United States and the United Kingdom.
“We have to continue to be very vigilant to maintain these ratings and continue to contain the virus,” Isaac asserted.
“We have to be prepared for other cases,” she cautioned.
Isaac issued a warning to those who encourage others to enter Saint Lucia through the back door, especially from Martinique.
“This is one of the greatest threats – people sneaking in without a COVID test and being among our people,” the Minister observed.
She also lamented that some individuals are not respecting the protocols, throwing big parties, congregating in numbers and not wearing masks.
“These are the people putting the country at risk,” she observed.