Saint Lucia reports 100 percent recovery from COVID-19
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
by Ministry of Health
Saint Lucia reports 100 percent recovery from COVID-19

As of June 23, 2020, the World Health Organization reported a total of 8,993,659 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally with 469,587 deaths. There are now 4.437,946 confirmed cases in the region of the Americas.

Saint Lucia currently has on record 19 cases of COVID-19. The last case was diagnosed on June 4, 2020. This individual has now recovered fully and has been discharged from hospital, giving the country a 100 percent recovery rate. As such, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 currently in care.

Testing results received on June 24, 2020 indicated 27 negative test results. A total of 1619 tests have been carried out to date. There are now 306 people in quarantine most of whom are nationals repatriated from cruise ships. All persons in quarantine are doing well to date with no symptoms of COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health notes the continuous increase of global cases of COVID-19. So although at a national level we have been able to manage this epidemic we remind everyone of the need to remain cautious and maintain behaviours which will reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Be reminded that in addition to maintaining hand hygiene and cough etiquette alongside the use of mask and maintaining physical distancing requirements, self-care is also a necessary component of our prevention efforts. Through the combination of increased daily consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, regular physical activity, avoiding harmful products like tobacco and the excessive consumption of alcohol, a stronger immune system is built. By building immune levels there is increased ability to fight off COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

For people living with chronic conditions these actions are of particular importance and will add great value in preventing further complications with their condition. You may visit your closest Community Wellness Centre or speak with your private health care provider for further guidance on actions to aid in prevention of ill-health. They remain available to guide and support you in making decisions that promote health and well-being. The Ministry of Health and Wellness will continue providing regular updates on COVID-19.