Saint Lucia Records COVID-19 Case Number 25 – An 86 Year Old Male

Saint Lucia has recorded COVID-19 case number 25, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George has announced.

The patient is an 86 year old male.

Dr. Belmar-George made the announcement in a statement Thursday that is reproduced below:

On Thursday, July 30, 2020 the Ministry of Health and Wellness received results of a
positive COVID-19 case.

The individual is an 86 year old male patient with a history of Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, investigated for prostate cancer with a history of surgery 2 weeks ago.

He was transferred to the Respiratory Hospital on July 26, 2020 with fever and shortness of breath.

He is presently in the Intensive Care Unit at the Respiratory Hospital for management and care.

The team has commenced investigations and contact tracing to establish the source and contain transmission.

Updated information will be provided as received.

This new case brings the total number of cases reported to 25, twenty two (22) of these
cases have fully recovered and 3 patients remain in care at the Respiratory Hospital.

A total of 2,968 tests have been conducted to date.

As we manage new cases and investigate possible contacts, the public is advised to take
personal responsibilities to protect themselves and family.

We advise on responsible behavior without unnecessary panic.

The public is advised that all protocols are still in place including the reduced numbers for public transportation and protocols for private sector establishments.

These also include the use of face masks in public and maintaining safe physical distance from others.

The five Respiratory Clinics remain open to facilitate anyone with respiratory signs and
symptoms or concerns. The 311 Hotline is also available where concerns and questions can be addressed.

We continue to advise on the importance of maintaining the standard recommendations for
infection prevention and control which include:

– – regular hand washing with soap and water or alcohol based hand sanitizer where soap and
water is not available.
– – cover mouth and nose with disposable tissues or clothing when coughing and sneezing.

The Ministry of Health will continue providing further updates on COVID-19

25 COMMENTS

  1. Wow this is why we have to be so careful and follow protocol.
    We still have so many people who continued to do as they please.
    There are some when they see you wearing a mask will ask why because we don’t have many cases
    My people please follow the CMO instructions and be SAFE.

  2. You ask if we’ve been told the truth about the spread of ‘that beast from the pit of hell’
    well you can look it up for yourself – Revelations Chap: 15: 15, 16; also Ch:22:12 &14.
    But for some of us – Lamentations Chapter 3:22, 23 it is only of His mercies that we are
    still here:- Don’t play with God. We don’t know why the Comet showed up at this time.
    To see the sadness on the face of the CMO. but you can’t see mine and that of many.
    From age to age this Planet have witnessed many sad occasions,in wars inspired by the
    wicked one, yes it is he the enemy of our souls, inspires many to follow wickedness. We
    see it everyday one shooting, another suicide, drugs, alcohol, hate etc. ‘Time to change’.
    So the good ones among us that the Lord have called, sad but rejoice, he is in Heaven.

  3. Hmmmmm….. so they dont know how he got it and he is in the icu. Someone is out there free and has the virus interesting.. Stay safe everyone

  4. Has he had surgery in the US and come back with it? Hopefully he does well and can fight it. Let’s hope it’s not in the community………god help us if it is.

  5. Were did he have his surgery,I believe it was in one of our hospitals.If so he got the COVID 19 in the hospital because this old man never traveled.But lets wait till we get more details.

  6. I’m all for informing us with news but I find that man privacy was taken . Poorjab the man entire history and private medical info out. We have had positive cases before and all that info wasn’t given (just a simple they are all doing well) the healthcare professionals should know better . It sounds like they tryna broadcast that his frail medical state will increase his possibility of not making it .

  7. COVID19 IS IN ST LUCIA NOW ITS TAKING A TOLL BECAUSE CURFEW HAS BEEN LIFTED, WHEN LUCIA STARTED THEIR LOCKDOWN THE VIRUS DID NOT GET ANY HOSTS TO SPREAD NOW EVERYTHING OPEN ITS ON THE MOVE,ITS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE, BECAUSE LUCIANS DONT LISTEN TO RULES MUCH LESS PROTOCALS.

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