On Saturday, October 10, 2020 Saint Lucia recorded a new case of COVID-19. The individual is a bus-driver, a 48 year old male national who accessed care at one of the Respiratory Clinics.
He was placed at the Respiratory Hospital for care. As per protocol, he was swabbed and tested for COVID-19 and the test results returned positive. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saint Lucia to date to 29.
At this point of the investigation, the source of infection is not confirmed. The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health has commenced contact tracing immediately in the communities.
Commuters on public transportation on the 2H Castries-Vieux-Fort route are asked to pay particular attention to the following.
The Ministry of Health is requesting anyone who travelled from the 2H Castries- Vieux-Fort route via minibus M481 during the period Monday, September 28, 2020 to Friday, October 9, 2020 to report to the respiratory clinics for assessment and possible testing.
The clinics are located in La Clery, Vieux-Fort and the Dennery Hospital.
The public is advised that all COVID-19 protocols still remain in effect. This includes the use of face masks in public places including while on public transportation.
The Community Respiratory Clinics remain open to the public to facilitate anyone with respiratory signs and symptoms or related concerns. The 311 Hotline is also available daily from 7a.m. to midnight where concerns and questions on COVID-19 can be addressed.