Update on case #27 of COVID-19 in Saint Lucia

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Press Release: On Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Saint Lucia recorded a new case of COVID-19.

The individual is a 27-year-old male visitor who arrived in Saint Lucia on Sunday, September 6. On the evening of Wednesday, September 9, the visitor was repatriated to the United States via private airline.

Investigations and contact tracing by the health team at the hotel on Wednesday, September 9, have indicated that the transmission risk is low, thus far. Adherence by the hotel’s management and staff to the recommended protocols has resulted in low exposure during the visitor’s limited period of stay.

Some of the measures that assisted in the early identification and management of case included the following:

  • Retesting at airport for all questionable test results
  • Early identification and isolation of visitors with pending tests or positive tests
  • Adherence with hotel protocols at all times
  • Exhaustive contact tracing and testing by all possible contacts
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The Ministry of Health and Wellness continues contact tracing today to ensure that all possible contacts are screened and tested when necessary. The department will continue working closely with the hotel’s management to ensure that all measures are in place for disinfection and sanitization to reduce transmission to hotel workers and guests.

More detailed information will be provided to the public as contact tracing, testing, and investigations proceed. The public is advised that protocols are still in place. These include the use of face masks in public and maintaining safe physical distance from others.

For more information please contact the Office of the Chief Medical Officer or the Epidemiology Unit, at 468-5309/468-5317 respectively.

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