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Fifty-seven new Covid-19 cases confirmed in SVG

Fifty-seven new Covid-19 cases confirmed in SVG

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St Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday, February 1 confirmed 57 new COVID-19  cases from samples collected between January 20 and February 1, a release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said.

“All of the cases  were detected during contact tracing and testing of persons with flu symptoms. There are now eight hundred and fifty-nine (859) local cases of COVID-19, many of whom  are linked as contacts of known positives. 

“Two hundred and sixty-two (262) persons are now recovered. Seven hundred and  forty-four (744) cases remain active and two (2) persons with COVID-19 have died.  One thousand and eight (1008) 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 currently in quarantine, should contact  the flu clinic in their district to arrange testing for clearance,” the release said.  

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.