THE Ministry of Health and Wellness in St Lucia has recorded its highest daily rate of positive Covid-19 cases on Monday.
In a press release on Monday evening, the ministry stated that the number of cases in the country now stands at 63.
Nine new cases were reported on Monday with five of the cases being female and four males. Their ages range from 12 years to 55 years. The cases are from the Vieux-Fort, Castries and Gros-Islet districts.
Presently, there are 36 active cases on the island and they are isolated in care the ministry stated.
The ministry stated, “All of the cases were placed in quarantine after testing while awaiting results. A link has been established for five of these cases to individuals who had been diagnosed with the virus. Investigations on the other four cases are ongoing to determine if they are linked to prior cases.”
The ministry added, “The new cases continue to be diagnosed and captured from a wider range of communities. This situation requires us to constantly stick with the behaviours that can keep us at low risk. We need to keep ourselves on alert particularly when we are in places where we are comfortable and where we have frequent contact like our work places.”
“The Ministry of Health also takes this opportunity to encourage all to look out for one another. Let’s encourage each other to act responsibly to reduce our exposure to the virus. Anyone with respiratory symptoms like cough, fever, sore throat should not be at work or in any public place. It is important that people who are unwell seek care promptly at the closest Community Respiratory Clinic,” the ministry also stated.