St Lucia has returned to a 100% COVID-19 recovery rate as the last remaining ill patient has recovered from the virus.
Back on April 22, St Lucia first achieved full recovery status with 15 cases. Thereafter, three new positive results were received.
“As of May 13, 2020, Saint Lucia has recorded a total of 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The last case has now recovered and been discharged from hospital. All eighteen cases are therefore fully recovered”, said a press release from the island’s ministry of health.
The Ministry of Health received results for 52 samples and they were all negative. These samples are mainly captured through the community respiratory clinics. This brings the total number tests conducted to date to 727.
The island now joins Belize, Anguilla, Suriname and Saint-Barts as the only Caribbean territories without active cases of the coronavirus. St Lucia, alongside Saint-Barts and Anguilla, also remain among the few places in the world where all persons infected with COVID-19 have recovered, without a single death.