It’s now up to 9, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in St. Lucia. Among them is the first case of community spread. Victim #9 has no travel history or any connection with someone with travel history. The five new cases were confirmed in St. Lucia at the Ezra Long Laboratory at the OKEU.
These details were provided when Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George and Acting Police Commissioner Milton Desir reported to the nation Sunday afternoon.
The Prime Minister also announced that the transition to the Owen King E.U. Hospital is now complete and Victoria Hospital will now become a respiratory hospital. Eleven additional respirators have been ordered.
The Prime Minister has promised details of the ‘Corona Rescue Package’ with income support next week.
Mr. Allen Chastanet reiterated that priority #1, #2, and #3 is ‘to resolve corona’. He said the country cannot move on until ‘we curtail corona’.