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SVG’s COVID19 death toll now 65 as 38-year-old male succumbs to virus

SVG’s COVID19 death toll now 65 as 38-year-old male succumbs to virus

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NEW COVID-19 POSITIVE CASES

Thirty-six (36) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from two hundred and two (202)  samples collected on Tuesday October 26th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 17.8%. Twenty-four (24) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on October 26th, 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 

A 38-year-old male who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 4th, 2021, died on October 25th,  2021, following admission to the COVID-19 ward at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. The  deceased was unvaccinated. His death brings the death toll from COVID-19 to sixty-five (65). 

COVID-19 SUMMARY 

Twenty-five (25) new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One thousand seven  hundred and ninety-one (1791 ) cases are currently active and sixty-five (65) persons with COVID 19 have died. Four thousand and nine hundred and forty-one (4941) cases of COVID-19 and three  thousand and eighty-five (3085) 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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