The Ministry of Health today announced the island’s third COVID-19 related death. The individual is an 83-year-old male from the Soufriere district. He was diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus on November 22, 2020, and was being treated for other health-related conditions. In their daily press release, shared their sympathies with the family and friends of the gentleman saying, “the Ministry recognizes that this is a difficult time for the family and loved ones of this gentleman. We share our sympathies with them for this loss.”
The Ministry of Health also confirmed one new case of COVID-19 from a batch of 140 tests conducted bringing the total number of cases diagnosed in the country to date to 271.
Case #271 is a 10-year-old male from the Castries district
She was seen at a community respiratory clinic where he was assessed and tested for COVID-19. He was placed in quarantine by the health practitioner while awaiting the return of his test result. An epidemiological link has been established for this case. As per protocol, arrangements have been made for his transfer into isolation.
The Ministry of Health also recorded today eight COVID-19 recoveries bringing the new total number of active cases currently in the country to 91. To date, Saint Lucia has recorded a total of
177 recoveries in the country.