Saint Lucia has confirmed three dengue-related deaths and a fourth death that could possibly be dengue-related is being investigated, it has been disclosed.
A statement from National Epidemiologist, Dr. Michelle Francois indicated that the individual showed signs and symptoms of dengue fever.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness in the country says it has received results from the Caribbean Public Health
Agency (CARPHA) confirming two dengue-related deaths in Saint Lucia.
The statement added:
As indicated in a previous press release, both individuals were seen and managed at the Owen King European Union Hospital, where they presented with a clinical picture consistent with Dengue Fever.
This now brings the total number of confirmed dengue-related deaths in Saint Lucia to three (3).
A fourth death is currently being investigated.
The individual was admitted to hospital with signs and symptoms of Dengue Fever.
As per protocol, a sample was tested locally and sent to CARPHA for confirmation.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness awaits these results.
As of October 10, 2020 a total of 711 confirmed cases have been recorded. The mean age of cases is 21 years, with an age range from 3 weeks to 84 years.
The northern part of the island continues to report the highest numbers of cases, although cases have been reported throughout the island.