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St Lucia records second COVID-19 case


St Lucia records second COVID-19 case

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CASTRIES – The government of St Lucia on Saturday confirmed a second case of COVID-19.

In a statement late Saturday, the Department of Health and Wellness said the patient is a 53-year-old male with an active travel history, with France being his last port of departure.

“The patient arrived in St Lucia on Wednesday, March 11 in the company of colleagues. He entered into our health care system on Friday and passed on the patient’s travel history and symptoms, health professionals suspected COVID-19. He was placed in isolation at a medical facility and a sample was collected on the same day and sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), where laboratory tests confirmed a positive result,” the statement noted.

It added that the patient and his care team have been informed of the results.

The first case of COVID-19, was recorded here on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health says a team has been dispatched to conduct contact training and the quarantine of contacts of the patient.

“This is being done to ensure that all persons who have been in contact with this individual is assessed and managed as per protocol.”