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SVG records eight new Covid-19 cases

SVG records eight new Covid-19 cases

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St Vincent and the Grenadines on Thursday, March 18 recorded eight new positive cases from 228 samples received and processed on Wednesday,  March 17, 2021, resulting in a positivity rate of 3.5%, a release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said.

“Five of the cases are  patients of the Mental Health Rehabilitation Centre who previously tested negative  during initial screening on February 27, 2021,” the release said. 

Six recoveries were reported bringing the number of total recoveries to 1512. One hundred and seventy-one (171) cases remain active and nine (9) persons with COVID-19 have died. One thousand, six hundred and  ninety-two (1692) cases of COVID-19 have been reported in St. Vincent and the  Grenadines since March 2020.  

The public is urged to use a mask, sanitize, physically distance and get vaccinated  to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The walk-in  Vaccination Site at the Victoria Park will be open from 9:00 am from Tuesday March  16, until Saturday March 20, 2021.