Saint Lucia’s Ministry of Health has announced that the more infectious UK COVID-19 variant has been confirmed on island, with five cases detected thus far.
“On Sunday, January 24, 2021, the Ministry of Health and Wellness received confirmation from the Caribbean Public Health Agency CARPHA of five cases of the SARS-Co-V-2 British variant diagnosed in-country,” the ministry said.
Two of the cases are British nationals who were diagnosed on December 17th and December 23rd, 2020.
The other three cases are St Lucian nationals from the Dennery, Micoud, and Babonneau districts who were also diagnosed in December 2020.
All five cases have since made a full recovery from the virus.