Prime Minister of St Lucia Allen Chastanet has confirmed the island’s first novel coronavirus-related (COVID-19) death on Tuesday (November 10).
Chastanet, in a terse statement, noted that the victim is a 47-year-old man from the Micoud District.
According to the prime minister, the man presented at an undisclosed St Lucian hospital with complications from underlying medical conditions, where he was treated.
As part of his care, Chastanet continued, the man was also assessed and swabbed for COVID-19.
“[His] results returned today as positive for the virus. Investigations and contact tracing in relation to this case are currently on-going,” he said.
As at Tuesday, St Lucia confirmed one new case of COVID-19, which brings the national total to 142. The island currently has 110 active cases, with 32 patients reporting a full recovery.
Chastanet said his government extends condolences to the victim’s family.