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Posted: Tuesday 24 November, 2020 at 12:31 PM

St. Lucia continues to see spike in positive COVID-19 cases

By: Staff Reporter, SKNVibes.com

    …6-year-old among latest confirmed

     

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - HEALTH officials in St. Lucia are trying to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus on the island as 16 new cases were confirmed on Sunday (Nov. 22). 

     

    On Sunday, the Ministry of Health confirmed 16 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 220.
     
    According to information from health officials, the cases were central in three areas of the island – the Castries District, Babonneau District and the Gros-Islet District.

     

    Providing a breakdown of the cases, the Ministry disclosed that case 205 is a 44-year-old female from the Babonneau District; case 206 is a 20-year-old male from the Castries District; case 207 is a 21-year-old male from the Gros-Islet District; and case 208 is a six-year-old female from the Babonneau District.

     

    The island’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, also announced that case 209 is a 42-year-old male from the Castries District; case 210 is a 53-year-old male from the Canaries District; case 211 is a 45-year -old female from the Castries District; case 212 is a 19-year-old female from the Castries District; case 213 is a 57-year-old male from the Castries District; case 214 is a 45-year-old female from the Babonneau District; case 215 is a 21-year-old female from the Castries District; case 216 is a 43-year-old male from the Babonneau District; case 217 is a 23-year-old female from the Babonneau District; case 218 is a 23-year-old male from the Castries District; Case 219 is an 85-year-old female from the Castries District, and Case 220 is a 52-year-old male from the Gros-Islet District.
     
    This latest announcement comes against the backdrop of the island recording 20 cases in one day last week.
     
    Dr. Belmar-George reminded that all of those individuals, after being assessed and tested for COVID-19, were placed in quarantine by health practitioners while awaiting their test results.
     
    “Twelve of these cases were identified through the contact tracing process and epidemiological links have been established for these 12 cases. Cases number  205, number 215 and number 218 are linked to case number196. Case number 206 is linked to case number 182. Case number 207 is linked to case number 194. Cases number 208, number 214 and number 219 are linked to case number 179. Case number 210 is linked to number 176. Cases number 211 and number 212 are linked to case number 193. Case number 220 is linked to case number 200,” she disclosed.
     
    Currently, the total number of active cases on the island stands at 119.

     

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