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St Lucia is virus free

Regional 01 May, 2020 Follow News

St Lucia has eliminated all COVID-19 cases

St Lucia is relieved to announce that all COVID-19 patients have recovered from the virus and been discharged from hospital, leaving the country with no known active cases and a 100 percent recovery rate.

St Lucia had a total of 15 confirmed cases, and it reported that two patients who remained in isolation up to Tuesday have now been released after testing negative. St Lucia has re-ported no new cases for at least 11 consecutive days and no one on the island confirmed to have the coronavirus has died as a result.

Those identified as high risk due to their age or chronic illness recovered with no complica-tions or the need for critical care, health officials reported.

Chief medical officer Dr Sharon Belmar-George said: “We remain at a very critical position in the implementation of the national response to the COVID-19 threat. Large scale public health and social measures have been implemented to break transmission of COVID-19 when in country transmission was noted. The public must note that many of these measures need to be sustained to achieve low COVID-19 levels in country.”

While the news has been welcomed, Belmar-George said: “We all need to be reminded that the threat of COVID-19 still exists and will continue to be with us for a while.” An island wide curfew between 7pm and 5am is still in place.

The government has said it will conduct a risk assessment to make an evidence-informed approach to relaxing public health and social measures implemented in response to the outbreak.


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