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Fifty new Covid-19 cases confirmed in SVG

Fifty new Covid-19 cases confirmed in SVG

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St Vincent and the Grenadines on Sunday confirmed 50 new COVID-19 cases from samples collected between January 16 and January 30, a release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said.

“Six cases are travelers who  entered St. Vincent and the Grenadines and tested positive during their fourteen days  of mandatory quarantine. All of the other cases were detected during contact tracing  and testing of persons with flu symptoms. There are now 802 local cases of COVID-19, many of whom are linked as contacts of known  positives,” the release said. 

The total number of recoveries remains at 251 as there  were no new recoveries. Six hundred and ninety-eight cases remain active and  two persons with COVID-19 have died. Nine hundred and fifty-one cases  of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since March  2020. All positive cases will remain isolated until cleared. All close contacts of  positive cases should contact the flu clinic in their district to arrange testing for  clearance.  

All residents of and visitors to St. Vincent and the Grenadines are reminded of the  importance of consistently wearing facial coverings, practicing physical distancing  and frequent hand washing or sanitization to reduce the likelihood of being infected  with the virus which causes COVID-19.