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SVG records its first Covid-19 death, 62 new cases

SVG records its first Covid-19 death, 62 new cases

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St Vincent and the Grenadines recorded its first COVID-19 death, today, Friday, January 15.

“The 49-year-old female with multiple pre-existing conditions, presented to the  Hospital Services during the evening of January 14 with difficulty breathing. The  patient, who was confirmed to be positive for COVID-19 on admission, rapidly  deteriorated and died at 5 pm today, January 15, 2021. There are now 24 persons admitted with COVID-19,” a release from the National Emergency Management Organization said. 

There were an additional 62 new COVID-19 cases confirmed overnight.  One adult non-national arrived with a negative PCR test and tested positive on  arrival.

All of the other 61 cases are nationals with no history of recent  travel. These cases were detected during contact tracing, testing of persons with flu-like symptoms and exit screening. There are now 316 local cases under investigation. 

One hundred and ten persons have recovered and 339 cases remain active. A total of 450 cases of  COVID-19 have been reported in St Vincent and the Grenadines. All positive cases  will continue to be isolated until cleared.