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55-year-old female is SVG’s 66th COVID19 death

55-year-old female is SVG’s 66th COVID19 death

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NEW COVID-19 CASES

Ten (10) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from three hundred and eleven (311)  samples collected on Wednesday October 27th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 3.2%. Six (6) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on October 27th, 2021. 

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS 

There are currently two (2) patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. All  are unvaccinated. Thirty-three (33) patients are admitted to the COVID-19 wards at the Milton  Cato Memorial Hospital. Thirty (30) patients are unvaccinated, one (1) is partially vaccinated and  two (2) patients are fully vaccinated. 

COVID-19 DEATHS 

A 55-year-old female who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 15th, 2021, died on October  27th, 2021. The deceased was unvaccinated. Her death brings the death toll from COVID-19 to  sixty-six (66). 

COVID-19 SUMMARY 

Two (2) new recoveries were noted over the reporting period. One thousand seven hundred and  ninety-eight (1798) cases are currently active and sixty-six (66) persons with COVID-19 have  died. Four thousand and nine hundred and fifty-one (4951) cases of COVID-19 and three thousand and eighty-seven (3087) 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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