Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George announced Easter Sunday that 77 percent of this country’s COVID-19 patients are female.
Belmar-George made the announcement during an appearance on the National Television Network (NTN).
As of Easter Sunday, Saint Lucia had recorded 15 COVID-19 cases, she disclosed.
In addition to disclosing that 77 percent of the cases are female, the CMO also stated that the majority of the patients are between the ages of 45 and 49.
Belmar-George said 64 percent of the cases report a travel history.
She explained that to date, all of the confirmed cases are recovering well with no complications.
The senior medical official reiterated that there have been zero deaths here from COVID-19.
“The contact tracing process has had significant gains in identifying people at greater risk of exposure and bringing individuals with symptoms into care in a timely manner,” Belmar-George revealed.
She declared that the success is in great measure due to the willingness of citizens to collaborate with medical teams.
“We at the Ministry (of Health) are very grateful for that support,” the CMO, who appeared on NTN with Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, told the nation.
Belmar-George acknowledged what she described as “the notable improvements” in the behavior of citizens in relation to COVID-19 prevention.
She also acknowledged the many Saint Lucians who sacrificed to preserve the lives of he elderly and the most at risk by staying at home and heeding the advice of the health authorities.
Belmar-George reported that this country’s first two COVID-19 cases were repatriated to United Kingdom between March 24 to 25.