Press Release:- Today, Sunday December 20, 2020 the Ministry of Health received confirmation of five new cases of COVID-19.
This brings the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 287.
Two of the cases are returning nationals.
Case #283 is a 31 year old male from the Castries district
Case #287 is a 19 year old female from the Castries district
On arrival into Saint Lucia, the individuals were placed in quarantine at a government
As per protocol, the individuals were assessed and retested for COVID-19.
Upon receipt of their test results, the individuals have since been placed in isolation.
The other three cases are nationals who are contacts of previous confirmed cases.
Case #284 is a 31 year old male from the Gros-Islet district
Case #285 is a 42 year old female from the Gros-Islet district
Case #286 is a 28 year old female from the Castries district
The individuals were seen at a community respiratory clinic, where they were assessed and
tested for COVID-19.
While awaiting receipt of their test results, they were all placed in quarantine by a health practitioner. Epidemiological links have been established for these three cases.
Arrangements have been made to place these individual into isolation.
The Ministry of Health also reported five recoveries for today.
This brings the number of active cases in country to 22.
At present, all of the active cases are stable and none are in critical care.
As most of us look to enjoy the Christmas season, let us focus on taking the necessary measures to keep you and your family and loved ones safe and healthy.
This can be done by adhering to the protocols issued by the Government of Saint Lucia and practicing the recommended infection prevention and control guidelines.
– Wash your hands often during the day using soap and flowing water
– Wear a mask in public places and ensure it covers the mouth, chin and nose
– Maintain a distance of six feet from others
– Use a bleach solution to sanitize frequently touched surfaces and frequently handled objects
– Avoid contact with other people who have flu-like symptoms
– If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, keep away from others and seek medical care at he closest community respiratory clinic
The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing updates as new information becomes available.