(CMR) St Lucia is one of three countries in the world affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic to have no active cases.
As of April 22, 2020, Saint Lucia said all of its 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 had recovered.
“To date, all of the positive cases of COVID-19 in Saint Lucia have recovered, with the remaining two cases who were in isolation receiving negative COVID-19 test results and have since discharged from hospital,” said Chief Medical Officer Sharon Belmar George in a statement.
“We note that this is as a result of the collective efforts of our health professionals working collaboratively to manage our cases and the sacrifices made by the public during the period of shut down,” added Belmar George.
However, the good news doesn't mean it is a time of celebration for St Lucian, as the Ministry of Health on Friday (April 24) urged the public to continue to be cautious and not let down their guard down as it could erode progress.
“At this stage, it is still difficult to accurately predict how the pandemic will progress for us in Saint Lucia,” added Belmar George in an update.
St Lucia, Greenland and Saint Barthélemy are the only countries to date with no active cases and no coronavirus deaths.