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New Covid-19 case brings number of active cases in SVG to 24

New Covid-19 case brings number of active cases in SVG to 24

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One new Covid-19 positive case was confirmed in St Vincent and the Grenadines on Saturday, January 2, bringing the total number of active cases to 24.

“The adult non-national arrived on December 23, 2020 with a negative PCR, tested negative on entry screening and tested positive on day four to seven testing. The visitor will continue in isolation until cleared by two (2) negative tests,” a release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said.

Contact tracing, retesting and quarantining of the December 28, 2020 cluster and  wider screening of the Vincentian population for COVID-19 cases will continue during the week of January 4 to 8, 2021.

The postponement of the opening of school for the January term will allow for a thorough search aimed at further containing the  local spread of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

St Vincent and the Grenadines has now recorded 123 cases of COVID-19. Ninety-nine have recovered and 24 are  active. All positive cases will continue to be isolated until cleared by two negative tests.