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Two more persons die from Covid-19 in SVG

Two more persons die from Covid-19 in SVG

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Two additional persons have died from complications of COVID-19 in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), bringing the number of people who have succumbed to the disease to six.

A release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said “an 87- year-old hypertensive man was admitted on February 6, 2021 in an unresponsive  state and tested positive for COVID-19. He remained unresponsive and died on  February 8, 2021 from a stroke and pneumonia related to COVID-19. The second  person is a 54-year-old female with hypertension and uncontrolled diabetes who was  admitted in the early hours of February 9, 2021 with severe respiratory distress,  tested positive for COVID-19 and died at 2 am.”

SVG today also confirmed 16 new COVID-19 cases from swabs taken between February 2 and February 9. “These cases were detected during  entry and exit screening, contact tracing and testing of persons with flu symptoms.  There are now 1189 local cases of  COVID-19,” the release said.  

Thirty-six persons have been cleared bringing the number of total recoveries to  454. Eight hundred and eighty cases remain  active and six persons with COVID-19 have died. One thousand, three hundred  and twenty-four cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St Vincent and  the Grenadines since March 2020.  

The public is advised that the use of masks in public spaces or private spaces to  which the public has access, is now mandatory under the Public Health Act 2020.  The consistent use of facial coverings is aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19  in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.