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Saint Lucia Records 48th Case of COVID-19

On, Friday, October 23, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation of six new confirmed cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases diagnosed to date in-country to forty-eight.

Case number 43 is a close contact of case number 39. Cases 43 to 48 all reside in the same household in the Castries district. This brings the total number of active confirmed cases currently isolated in care to 21.

Case number 43 is a 40-year-old male
Case number 44 is a 38-year-old female
Case number 45 is a 3-year-old female
Case number 46 is a 12-year-old female
Case number 47 is a 4-year-old male
Case number 48 is a 47-year-old female from the Gros-Islet district

This is the single highest number of cases diagnosed within one day. As the Ministry of Health and Wellness continues its response to cases, it is important to state that with the increasing number of cases that each individual recognizes they have the ability to reduce the spread of this virus. By keeping to the infection prevention and control guidelines the spread of the virus from one person to another can be stopped.

The Ministry of Health makes a strong appeal to everyone that if you are experiencing respiratory symptoms which include cough, sore throat, fever, please promptly seek care at the closest respiratory clinic. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should not be in the workplace, participating in social activities or in public places like banks, supermarkets or stores.

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