3 Months baby tests positive for COVID-19 in St Lucia

St Lucia: Ministry of Health St Lucia has confirmed 32 new cases of COVID-19. 

Health Ministry, in a press release, states that they had tests of 271 COVID-19. With these 32 new cases, the total cases of COVID-19 in St Lucia go to 576 till the date. 

New cases found are of a resident of St Lucia, and it is of age between three months to 63 years.

They are from the Castries, Micoud, Babonneau and Gros-Islet districts.

These individuals were seen at a community respiratory clinic, where they were assessed and tested for COVID -19.

Health officials assured that all positive tested people had been kept under the quarantine period’s isolation center. 

Ministry states,” At present, the contact tracing team is in the process of undertaking investigations as it relates to those cases. ” 

The Ministry of Health also reported eight recoveries for today, Friday, January 15, 2021.

There are currently 240 active cases, with one of them requiring critical care and the other active cases are stable.

It is crucial as we continue to manage the increasing number of cases; we all must keep our guard up.

We must avoid social gatherings, limit our daily movements and other activities, which will result in greater exposure to the virus.

The recommended infection prevention and control measures, if consistently adhered to, will reduce the spread of the virus.

 If anyone is experiencing flu-like symptoms, it is vital to keep away from others and urgently seek medical care at your closest community respiratory clinic for assessment.

Health Ministry appeals to people to Frequently wash hands with flowing water and soap, Wear a mask while in public places, and ensure it covers the mouth, nose, and chin – Maintain a six-foot distance from others wherever possible.

Health authorities urged people to use a bleach solution to sanitize frequently touched surfaces and often handled objects and avoid contact with other people with flu-like symptoms.

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