Saint Lucia records two new cases of COVID-19

As of April 28, 2020 the World Health Organization reported a total of 2, 954, 222 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally, with 202, 597 deaths.

On Tuesday, April 28, 2020 results of 44 samples for persons tested for COVID-19 were received. Of that batch, we received 2 positive results and 42 negative.

The first of the two positive results is a 54 year old female, diabetic, who is a direct contact from a previous positive case and has been in isolation from April 4, 2020. She is clinically doing well. The second case is a 20 year old male, son of a previous confirmed case, who has been in isolation from April 4, 2020 and is doing well. It must be noted that both of the new cases are contacts of a confirmed case and have been monitored in quarantine and isolation at the Rodney Bay Public Health Facility from April 4, 2020.

Saint Lucia has now recorded a total of 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19, fifteen of whom have recovered and been discharged from care. A total of 490 tests have been carried out to date.