Today, Saturday, November 7, 2020, the Ministry of Health received confirmation of 13 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases diagnosed in the country to date to 123.
Case #111 is an 80-year-old male from the Soufriere district
Case #112 is a 60-year-old male from the Castries district
Case #113 is a 53-year-old female from the Gros-Islet district
Case #114 is a 29-year-old female from the Vieux-Fort district
Case #115 is a 23-year-old female from the Vieux-Fort district
Case #116 is a 49-year-old female from the Choiseul district
Case #117 is a 20-year-old female from the Micoud district
Case #118 is a 66-year-old male from the Castries district
Case #119 is a 36-year-old male from the Castries district
Case #120 is a 78-year-old male from the Gros-Islet district
Case #121 is a 33-year-old male from the Castries district
Case #122 is a 38-year-old male from the Castries district
Case #123 is a 44-year-old male from the Gros-Islet district
All of the cases, following testing for COVID-19, were placed in quarantine awaiting their test results. Five of these cases were identified through the contact tracing process and epidemiological links have been established for five of these cases. Case #112 is linked to case #74. Case #114 is linked to case #68. Cases #118 and #119 are linked to case #53. Case #121 is linked to case #95. As per protocol, arrangements have been made for the transfer of these individuals into care.
These new cases now bring the number of active cases currently in the country to 91. All cases remain stable and none require critical care.
Households, communities, and workplaces are all central to the national effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. By maintaining adherence to the infection prevention and control guidelines in all these various spheres, the transmission of the virus can be interrupted. It is possible, by consistently maintaining the measures, even when in the most familiar and comfortable of places, the risk of exposure to the virus will be reduced.