BREAKING NEWS: Saint Lucia records second COVID-19 death — 78-y-o Gros Islet man

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BREAKING NEWS: Saint Lucia records second COVID-19 death — 78-y-o Gros Islet man

By Ministry of Health

(PRESS RELEASE) — Tuesday night, November 10, 2020, the Ministry of Health received confirmation of its second death of COVID-19.

The individual is a 78-year-old male from the Gros-Islet district. He had presented to a health care facility where he was tested for COVID-19. He was placed in isolation at the Respiratory Hospital and on Saturday, November 7, 2020 results were received
confirming a COVID-19 diagnosis. While at the facility the patient required critical care.

Contact tracing in relation to this case was undertaken and close contacts have been tested and where required, placed in care.

The Ministry of Health extends sympathy to the family of this individual who are going through this loss of their loved one. This loss is also felt by us within the Ministry of Health.

The Ministry of Health shall provide further updates as more information becomes available.

For more information please contact the Office of the Chief Medical Officer or the
Epidemiology Unit, at 468-5309/468-5317 respectively

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