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36-year-old male among three additional COVID19 deaths in SVG

36-year-old male among three additional COVID19 deaths in SVG

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Thirty (36) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from one hundred and sixty-four (164)  samples collected on Friday October 22nd, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 21.9%. Thirty-two (32)  rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on October 22nd, 2021. 

Five (5) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from one hundred and forty-six (146)  samples collected on Saturday October 23rd, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 3.4%. Five (5) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on October 23rd, 2021. 

Five (5) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from ninety-one (91) samples collected on  Sunday October 24th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 5.5%. No new rapid antigen positive results  were reported from flu clinics on October 24th, 2021. 

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS 

There are currently nine (9) patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. All  are unvaccinated. Twenty (20) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the Milton Cato  Memorial Hospital. Sixteen (16) patients are unvaccinated, two (2) are partially vaccinated and  two (2) patients are fully vaccinated 

COVID-19 DEATHS 

Three (3) new deaths were recorded over the reporting period. A 36-year-old male who tested  positive on October 20th, 2021, died on October 24th, 2021, following admission to the COVID-19  ward at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. The deceased had no known underlying conditions  and was unvaccinated. An 83-year-old female who tested positive on October 18th, 2021, also died  on October 24th, 2021, following admission to the COVID-19 ward at the Milton Cato Memorial  Hospital. The deceased had a known underlying condition and was unvaccinated. A 90-year-old  female who tested positive on October 22nd, 2021, died on October 25th, 2021, following admission  to the COVID-19 ward at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. The deceased had known underlying  conditions and was unvaccinated. Their deaths bring the death toll from COVID-19 to sixty-three  (63).

COVID-19 SUMMARY 

Fifteen (15) new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One thousand seven hundred  and seventy-four (1774) cases are currently active and sixty-three (63) persons with COVID-19  have died. Four thousand and eight hundred and sixty (4860) cases of COVID-19 and three  thousand and twenty-three (3023) 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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