On Monday, Saint Lucia received notification from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) of nine new cases of the Delta Variant, all of whom are nationals from the South Western zone of this country.
The disclosure came from Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, who stated that six infected individuals are female, and three are male, ranging from 38 to 79 years.
And as Saint Lucia continues to grapple with the current fourth COVID-19 wave, from July 25, 2021, the country recorded 7,044 cases at an average of 72 patients per day.
Nevertheless, the Chief Medical Officer reported a continued reduction in the transmission, hospitalisation, positivity, and prevalence rates.
Her complete statement appears below: