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65-year-old male is 74th COVID19 death in SVG

65-year-old male is 74th COVID19 death in SVG

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THIRTY-TWO (32) NEW COVID-19 CASES 

Thirty-two (32) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from 260 samples collected on Monday November 22, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 12.3 per cent. Ten new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on November 22nd, 2021. 

 

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS 

There are currently nine patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. All  are unvaccinated. Nine (9) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 ward at the Milton Cato  Memorial Hospital. Seven patients are unvaccinated, two patients are fully vaccinated. 

 

COVID-19 DEATHS 

A sixty-five year old male who tested positive for COVID-19 on November 18, 2021,  died on November 22nd, 2021, of COVID-19 pneumonia. The deceased was unvaccinated and  had known underlying conditions. His death brings the death toll from COVID-19 to 74. 

 

COVID-19 SUMMARY 

Thirteen (13) new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. Four hundred and eighty-one  (481) cases are currently active and seventy-four (74) persons with COVID-19 have died. Five  thousand four hundred and forty-six (5446) cases of COVID-19 and four thousand eight hundred  and ninety-one (4891) 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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