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Two more COVID19 deaths, 113 new positive cases

Two more COVID19 deaths, 113 new positive cases

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Two more persons died of COVID19 pneumonia on October 1, bringing to seven, the number of persons to die from the viral disease in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) between September 30 and October 1, 2021.

One patient is a  52-year-old female who tested positive for COVID-19 on September 30, 2021 and was referred  to the COVID-19 ward at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. The second patient is a 47-year-old  female who tested positive for COVID-19 on September 29th, 2021. Both patients died of COVID19 pneumonia and were unvaccinated. Their deaths bring the death toll from COVID-19 to twenty eight (28).

The five other COVID19 deaths between September 30 and October 1 were four men and one woman between the ages of 27 and 87 years.

One hundred and thirteen (113) COVID-19 positive cases were reported from six hundred and  sixty-six (666) samples processed on Thursday September 30th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of  17%. One (1) case was detected on exit screening. All other cases are contacts of known positive  cases and persons seeking care. Twenty-two (22) rapid antigen positive results were reported for  Thursday September 30th, 2021. 

There are currently eighteen (18) patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility.  Sixteen (16) are unvaccinated and two (2) patients are fully vaccinated. Twenty-five (25) patients  are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Twenty-two (22) are  unvaccinated, three (3) patients are fully vaccinated.  

Fifty-four (54) new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One thousand and one  hundred and fifty (1150) cases are currently active and twenty-eight (28) persons with COVID-19  have died. Three thousand six hundred and seventy-six (3676) cases of COVID-19 and two thousand, four hundred and ninety-eight (2498) recoveries have been recorded in St. Vincent and  the Grenadines since March 2020.  

In view of the confirmed presence of the Delta, Mu and Gamma variants in the community and  the significant increase in the number of new infections, transmission, severe COVID-19 disease  and deaths, strict enforcement and compliance with all protocols and recommendations by  everyone is strongly recommended. The correct and consistent use of masks, avoidance of crowds,  physical distancing, proper hand sanitizing and immunization with available vaccines have all been  proven to significantly reduce the risk of being infected, getting sick and or dying from the  COVID-19 virus.

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