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A 39 year old male is St. Lucia’s 5th COVID-19 related death

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar- George reported on Thursday that the Ministry of Health received confirmation of one new case of COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases diagnosed in country to date to 279.

Case #279 is a 39 year old male from the Gros-Islet district who is also recorded as Saint Lucia’s fifth COVID-19 related death.”

The CMO further stated that, “Yesterday Wednesday December 16, 2020, case #279 came into a respiratory facility as a critical patient with other severe underlying medical conditions. At the time of admission, the individual was assessed and tested for COVID-19. The individual passed away while in care. An epidemiological link has not been established for this case. Investigations are on-going by the contact tracing team to determine any possible existence of an epidemiological link for this case.”

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