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SVG records its 14th Covid-19 positive case

SVG records its 14th Covid-19 positive case


St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) on Thursday, recorded its 14th positive COVID-19 case.

Today’s case is closely associated with the 13th case, which was reported on Tuesday, April 21, a release from the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) said.

According to the release, Chief Medical Officer, Dr Simone Keizer Beache said investigations into these cases are continuing and have been productive thus far.

“However, it is still too early to issue a definitive statement on the source of infections,” the release said.

“On Wednesday April 22, results received medically cleared a fourth COVID-19 positive person, meaning that the individual is no longer exhibiting signs of the virus and has now recovered. Thursday’s results from Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) also indicate that another individual has received medical clearance. Five persons have therefore recovered from COVID-19 in SVG.”

This means that there are now nine active cases of COVID-19 in the country.

“Eight other persons who had samples tested at CARPHA over the last 48 hours as part of the ongoing COVID-19 surveillance were negative. To date, samples for 108 persons have been collected for PCR testing at CARPHA,” the release said.

Dr Keizer Beache is reminding the public about the importance of maintaining the public health measures currently in place which include hand hygiene, cough etiquette, physical distancing of at least 3-6 feet in public spaces and strict adherence to quarantine and isolation.

These measures, Dr Keizer Beache maintains are vital, if we are to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The CMO notes that the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment is cognizant of the need to keep the public aware of every development in respect of COVID-19 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines as we learn to live with it.

Dr Keizer Beache is assuring the public that the Ministry, the official source of COVID-19 information in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, remains committed to providing, timely, accurate and relevant information, as we continue to manage this public health challenge together.