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Eight New Cases of COVID-19 Takes Us to 246

PRESS RELEASE — The Ministry of Health and Wellness today Friday, November 27, 2020, received confirmation of eight new cases of COVID-19. The total number of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in the country to date is 246. All of today’s cases are Saint Lucian nationals.

Case #239 is a 38-year-old male from the Castries district

Case #240 is a 57-year-old female from the Castries district

Case #241 is a 19-year-old male from the Gros-Islet district

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Case #242 is a 1-year old male from the Babonneau district

Case #243 is a 37-year-old female from the Babonneau district

Case #244 is a 40-year-old female from the Vieux-Fort district

Case #245 is a 33-year-old female from the Canaries district

Case #246 is a 51-year-old female from the Castries district

All of the individuals, after being tested for COVID-19, were placed in quarantine to await their test results. Epidemiological links have been established for five of these cases. These are cases #239, #242, #243, #244 and #246. As per protocol, these individuals have been placed in isolation.

These new cases now bring the number of active cases currently in the country to 135.

The Ministry of Health reminds our citizens that the COVID-19 virus is still new to our population and as such, we are highly vulnerable to becoming infected with the virus. As such, it is important that we make every effort to remain in a good state of health. This includes maintaining healthy eating habits including limiting our intake of high fat, high sodium and sugar-laden foods and increasing our consumption of a variety of fruits and vegetables.

In addition, make physical activity and moments of relaxation a part of our daily routine, using this time to disconnect from stressful thoughts and high-stress environments. Alongside with these habits, there needs to be adherence to the recommended infection prevention measures to minimize the spread of the virus.

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