St. Lucia Records First COVID-19 Deaths; 6 New Cases
11 November 2020
Yesterday afternoon Tuesday November 10, 2020 the Ministry of Health received confirmation of six new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 148.
Case #143 is a 47 year old male from the Micoud district.
Case #144 is a 32 year old female from the Castries district
Case #145 is a 40 year old female from the Vieux-Fort district
Case #146 is a 69 year old male from the Castries district
Case #147 is a 59 year old male from the Gros-Islet district
Case #148 is a 40 year old male from the Laborie district
Case #143 was in care in hospital for health complications during which time he was tested for COVID-19. He died yesterday and is Saint Lucia’s first recorded COVID-19 death. A second death was reported last night of a 78 year old Gros Islet man.
The remaining five individuals presented at a health facility where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19. They were placed in quarantine while awaiting their test results. At this point, the contact tracing team has been unable to establish an epidemiological link of these six cases to any of our prior cases, but investigations are on-going. As per protocol, these individuals have been placed in isolation.
An additional four recoveries were recorded yesterday afternoon bringing the number of active cases currently in country to 101. At present, there are two COVID-19 cases in critical care and all other active cases remain stable.