St. Lucia records five new cases of COVID-19

St Lucia has recorded five new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

This takes the total number of confirmed cases in that country to nine.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Sharon Belmar-George, made the announcement during a live briefing on the pandemic in St Lucia on Sunday.

“On Sunday, March 29, 2020, the Ezra Long Lab at the OKEU Hospital reported a total of five new cases of COVID-19. This now brings the total number of COVID-19 cases recorded nationally to nine, ” Belmar-George said.

“Case 1 is a 24-year-old female with a travel history to New York. She was quarantined at home and presented to our health facility on March 27. Case 2 is a 45-year-old female with a travel history to New York who presented to our health care facility on March 24. Case 3 is a 47-year-old female with recent travel history to Barbados and Dominica. She presented to our health facility on March 27,” the Chief Medical Officer revealed. “Case 4 is a 36-year-old male with a travel history to Barbados and presented to our health care facility on March 27. Case 5 is a 74-year-old female with no travel history or known contact with an individual with travel history. She presented at our health facility on March 27.”

Case 5 who has no travel history or known contact with anyone with travel history, points to the existence of local transmission of COVID-19.

The St. Lucia CMO said aggressive tracing of the contacts of these cases is currently underway by health teams dispatched to the communities of interest.

Meantime, Grenada on Saturday confirmed 2 more cases of Covid-19, bringing the island’s total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 to nine.  One is an imported case, and the other is likely an import-related case, with relatives who were visiting from New York.

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    March 30, 2020


  2. Poor Dominicans
    March 30, 2020

    Why are politicans liars? Wait, don’t answer. Skerrit knows we have more cases but won’t tell us. We are going to pay for skerrit’s lies. But maybe some of us deserve it. By next week, I predict a rise in cases here in Dominica. It is inevitable. Say what all u want****

    • March 30, 2020

      You want Dominica to have more cases, why? St. Vincent was the first island in the OECS to report a case of the virus and to date they have not reported on anymore, are the Vincintian authorities lying? Dominica has the highest number of case in the OECS, 11. Perhaps you don’t live in Dominica that is why you hope and pray that the number of cases on the island will increase inline with your political opinion. If the numbers increases all of us living in Dominica will be at an increase risk. Skerritt did not cause this pandemic, and your hate for Skeritt and Dominica won’t change that.

    • John hope
      March 30, 2020

      Poor Dominican u need help. Sounds like you still suffering from the 18-3. Let it go and move on, stop hurting yourself.

    • March 30, 2020

      What I want to say is that you are speaking with the mind of the Devil who has indwelt you and your prediction is a seed from him.

      As a person of the Spirit, I rebuke your mentality and your words against your own homeland and people. As I write it, so it shall be done in the Name of Jesus

  3. Peter Edwards
    March 30, 2020

    Great news there is no new cases reported. Isn’t that what you want to hear? What are you expecting to hear? Why? So you can say I told you so or for you to pray some more? Get your act together cause we are all on the same planet and face the same problem with COVID.

  4. Robinson C
    March 30, 2020

    Corrupt DNO doesn’t publish our comments anymore. The dictator gave them an envelope because he was fed up of all constructive criticism he got from us via the last independent broadcasting source in Dominica. But our last stronghold has fallen!! Another sad day in the history of my beautiful island.

    ADMIN: No envelope received we are still independent, stay tuned for more coverage that’s open to all views.

    • March 30, 2020

      Amin, I think that you should simply ignore those such persons, or write your response below their post. Right now I want to agree with you, but I would also be giving that person the positive thumbs–I don’t want to do that.

      • Pagua resident
        March 31, 2020

        You know what, DNO would do much better to totally ignore the likes of you and ban you from broadcasting your evil propaganda. You are a very unsavoury human being that generally hides behind the cloak of a Christian. Truth of the matter is that you are anything but.

  5. Cathy Langlais Slater
    March 30, 2020

    And none is being reported for Dominica? :roll:
    What a country I live in!

    • March 30, 2020

      If you know of any let us know. Hope the Dominican authorities can get the information from the St.lucian authorities so they can do contact tracing.

  6. Trouble I see
    March 29, 2020

    ” Case 3 is a 47-year-old female with recent travel history to Barbados and Dominica. She presented to our health facility on March 27,” the Chief Medical Officer revealed. “

    1. Did she get infected in Barbados or Dominica?
    2. Did she infect anyone in Dominica?
    3. Have those in authority been busy trying to tract down those from Dominica that she had contact with?

    ADMIN: We have been following up with authorities on those questions.

    • March 30, 2020

      The individual could also have gotten infected on the plane or even in St. Lucia. No timeline was given as to when she arrived back from Dominica and how long the stay was.

  7. resident
    March 29, 2020

    “Case 3 is a 47-year-old female with recent travel history to Barbados and Dominica.”

    Isn’t this the story DNO?

    Extremely poor reporting.

    ADMIN: We did take note of that fact and have been seeking further information.

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