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