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86-year-old woman is 77th COVID19 death in SVG

86-year-old woman is 77th COVID19 death in SVG

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NEW COVID-19 POSITIVE CASES 

Twenty-nine (29) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from two hundred and fifty-eight  (258) collected on Monday December 6th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 11.24%. Sixteen (16) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on December 6th, 2021. 

Six (6) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from one hundred and twenty-three (123) samples collected on Tuesday December 7th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 4.9%. Fifteen (15) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on December 7th, 2021. 

Twelve (12) new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from one hundred and sixty-eight  (168) samples collected on Wednesday December 8th, 2021, resulting in a positivity of 7.1%.  Sixteen (16) new rapid antigen positive results were reported from flu clinics on December 8th,  2021. 

HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS 

There are currently two (2) patients admitted for COVID-19 at the Argyle Isolation Facility. One  (1) is fully vaccinated and the other is unvaccinated. Nine (9) patients are admitted to the  COVID-19 ward at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. All are unvaccinated. 

COVID-19 DEATHS 

One (1) new COVID-19 death was recorded over the reporting period. The deceased is an 86- year-old female who tested positive for COVID-19 on December 2nd, 2021 and died of COVID 19 pneumonia on December 8th, 2021. The deceased had no known underlying conditions and  was unvaccinated. Her death brings the death toll from COVID-19 to seventy-seven (77). 

COVID-19 SUMMARY 

Fifteen (15) recoveries were noted over the reporting period. Five hundred (504) cases are  currently active and seventy-seven (77) persons with COVID-19 have died. Five thousand six hundred and ninety-two (5692) cases of COVID-19 and five thousand and one hundred and  eleven (5111) 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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