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COVID-19 death toll in SVG climbs to 71

COVID-19 death toll in SVG climbs to 71

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THIRTY-SEVEN (37) NEW COVID-19 CASES 

Thirty-seven (37) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from 178 samples collected on Tuesday November 9, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 20.8 per cent.  Fifteen (15) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on November 9th,  2021. 

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS 

There are currently 12 patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. Eleven patients are unvaccinated, and one patient is partially vaccinated. Seventeen patients are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. Fifteen patients are unvaccinated and two are partially vaccinated. 

COVID-19 DEATHS 

A 59-year-old male who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 28, 2021, died on November  6, 2021, of COVID-19 pneumonia. The deceased was unvaccinated. A 90-year-old female who  tested positive for COVID-19 died on November 10, 2021, of COVID-19 pneumonia. The  deceased was partially vaccinated and had underlying conditions. Their deaths bring the death  toll from COVID-19 to seventy-one (71). 

COVID-19 SUMMARY 

No new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One thousand one hundred and sixty one (1161) cases are currently active and seventy-one (71) persons with COVID-19 have died.  Five thousand two hundred and four (5204) cases of COVID-19 and three thousand nine hundred  and seventy-two (3972) 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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