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COVID19 death toll moves to 69 with death of 65-year-old man

COVID19 death toll moves to 69 with death of 65-year-old man

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NEW COVID-19 POSITIVE CASES

Thirteen (13) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from seventy-four (74) samples  collected on Saturday October 30th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 17.6%. Twelve (12) new rapid  antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on October 30th, 2021. 

Four (4) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from seventeen (17) samples collected on  Sunday October 31st, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 23.5%. No new rapid antigen positive results  were reported from flu clinics on October 31st, 2021. 

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS 

There are currently seven (7) patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. All  are unvaccinated. Twenty-five (25) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the Milton  Cato Memorial Hospital. Twenty-two (22) patients are unvaccinated, two (2) patients are partially  vaccinated and one (1) patient is fully vaccinated. 

COVID-19 DEATHS 

A 65-year-old male who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 20th, 2021, died on November  1st, 2021. The deceased was unvaccinated. His death brings the death toll from COVID-19 to sixty nine (69). 

COVID-19 SUMMARY 

Eight hundred and six (806) new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One thousand  and twenty-nine (1029) cases are currently active and sixty-nine (69) persons with COVID-19  have died. Five thousand and twelve (5012) cases of COVID-19 and three thousand nine hundred and fourteen (3914) 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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