Saint Lucia Records First COVID-19 Death
Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Health on Tuesday, 10 November, 2020, received confirmation of its first COVID-19 death in country, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet announced on his Facebook Page.
The individual is a 47-year-old male from the Micoud District. He presented at one of our hospitals due to the complications of underlying medical conditions where he was treated and being managed for these issues, the Prime Minister said. As part of his care, he was also assessed and swabbed for COVID-19 and his results returned today as positive for the virus. Investigations and contact tracing in relation to this case are currently on-going.
“The Ministry of Health extends our greatest sympathies to his family and loved ones. This is indeed a difficult time for them all and this loss is also being felt by us within the Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing updates as information becomes available,” Prime Minister Chastanet said.