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Six new COVID19 deaths, 37 persons hospitalized

Six new COVID19 deaths, 37 persons hospitalized

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NEW COVID-19 POSITIVE CASES

  • Thirty-two (32) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from three hundred and fifty three (353) samples collected on Saturday October 9th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of  9.1%. Nineteen (19) rapid antigen positives cases were reported from flu clinics on October  9th, 2021.  
  • Eight (8) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from one hundred and thirteen (113)  samples collected on Sunday October 10th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 7.1%. Thirteen  (13) rapid antigen positives cases were reported from flu clinics on October 10th, 2021.  
  • Fifty (50) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from three hundred and seventy four (374) samples collected on Monday October 11th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of  13.4%. Thirty-nine (39) rapid antigen positives cases were reported from flu clinics on  October 11th, 2021. Four (4) of the new cases were detected on entry screening from  Canada, the United Kingdom and Nigeria. 
  • Twenty-two (22) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from two hundred and  seventy-four (274) samples collected on Tuesday October 12th, 2021, resulting in a  positivity of 8.0%. Thirty-one (31) rapid antigen positives cases were reported from flu  clinics on October 12th, 2021.  
  • Thirty-seven (37) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from three hundred and  seventy-one (371) samples collected on Wednesday October 13th, 2021, resulting in a  positivity of 10.0%. Thirty-seven (37) rapid antigen positives cases were reported from flu  clinics on October 13th, 2021. 
  • Forty-two (42) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from two hundred and forty  (240) samples collected on Thursday October 14th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 17.5%.  Thirty-four (34) rapid antigen positives cases were reported from flu clinics on October  14th, 2021.  
  • Fourteen (14) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from one hundred and forty five (145) samples collected on Friday October 15th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of  9.7%. Seventeen (17) rapid antigen positives cases were reported from flu clinics on October 15th, 2021.  

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS 

There are currently seven (7) patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. All  are unvaccinated. Thirty (30) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the Milton Cato  Memorial Hospital. Twenty-eight (28) patients are unvaccinated, and two (2) patients are partially  vaccinated.  

COVID-19 DEATHS 

Six (6) additional COVID-19 deaths have been recorded.  

  • A 74-year-old female with underlying conditions tested positive for COVID-19 on October  3rd, 2021, and died on October 15th, 2021. 
  • A 35-year-old male with no underlying conditions tested positive for COVID-19 on October  11th, 2021, and died on October 15th, 2021. 
  • A 68-year-old male with underlying conditions tested positive for COVID-19 on October 15th,  2021, and died on October 16th, 2021. 
  • A 49-year-old female with underlying conditions tested positive for COVID-19 on September  28th, 2021, and died on October 16th, 2021. 
  • A 64-year-old male with underlying conditions tested positive for COVID-19 on October 9th,  2021, and died on October 17th, 2021. 
  • A 94-year-old male with underlying conditions tested positive for COVID-19 on October 6th,  2021, and died on October 17th, 2021. 

All the patients died of COVID-19 pneumonia and were unvaccinated. Their deaths bring the death  toll from COVID-19 to fifty-three (53).  

COVID-19 SUMMARY 

Thirteen (13) new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One thousand seven hundred  and seventeen (1717) cases are currently active and fifty-three (53) persons with COVID-19 have  died. Four thousand and six hundred and thirty-three (4623) cases of COVID-19 and two thousand,  eight hundred and fifty-three (2853) 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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