Saint Lucia has recorded a sixth COVID-related death.
According to a Ministrty of Health release, “The individual is a 52-year-old male, a national of the United Kingdom. He arrived in Saint Lucia on December 30, 2020, and died on January 9, 2021, and was not in care at the time of his passing.
Condolences are extended to the family and loved ones of this individual on their recent loss.”
The release also stated, “Today January 13, 2021, the Ministry of Health received confirmation of twelve new cases of COVID-19.
This brings the total number of cases diagnosed in-country to date to 502.
Eleven of the cases are Saint Lucian nationals ranging in age from 1 year to 73 years. They are from the Castries, Babonneauand Gros-Islet districts. These individuals were seen at a community respiratory clinic, where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19.
They were placed in quarantine by health practitioners spending the receipt of their test results. Arrangements have been made to place these individuals into isolation.
Epidemiological links have been established for five of these cases. Investigations are on-going by the contact tracing team to determine the possible existence of epidemiological links for the other six cases.
The Ministry of Health also reported four recoveries for today, January 13, 2021.
There are currently 177 active cases, all being stable and none requiring critical care.
The Ministry of Health takes this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of maintaining all behaviours which will reduce exposure to the COVID-19 virus and the possibility of becoming infected.